SIA round-up: Native American mural weaving

It’s time for the round-up for the latest Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, which I curated this time around. Since this SIA go-round nearly coincides with the upcoming American holiday of Thanksgiving, I wanted to choose a work that honored Native American perspectives and artistry.

SIA inspiration pick:

I chose a breathtaking new mural in Tacoma entitled “Working Forward, Weaving Anew,” designed by lead artists Esteban Camacho Steffensen and Jessilyn Brinkerhoff. It was painted this past summer, and it’s part of a new dedication by Tacoma in supporting local Native American voices in public art. You can read more about the mural online here and here.

This past weekend, I took the following photos of this mural:

Detail of "Working Forward, Weaving Anew" mural, Tacoma, 2017

Detail of “Working Forward, Weaving Anew” mural, Tacoma, 2017

Detail of "Working Forward, Weaving Anew" mural, Tacoma, 2017

Detail of “Working Forward, Weaving Anew” mural, Tacoma, 2017

Detail of "Working Forward, Weaving Anew" mural, Tacoma, 2017

Detail of “Working Forward, Weaving Anew” mural, Tacoma, 2017

 

Let’s get to the interpretations! It’s a small round-up this time, just the SIA co-hosts, but I hope you enjoy our sartorial creativity!

Interpretations:

First up is Erin @ Loop Looks, who wanted to highlight her new navy striped scarf — good choice — and wore a warm camel color in a sweater and ankle booties. I also love how the warm sunlight also added a glow to her outfit photo! You can see more outfit photos in her post here.

Erin's SIA outfit

Next is SIA co-founder Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey, who submitted two outfit photos for our viewing pleasure! First is the outfit she was inspired to wear this past week, with the focus being a plaid shirt specifically to mimic the “weaving” part of the mural. Very clever! More details and close-ups of her outfit here on her blog post.

Salazar's SIA outfit

Then, Salazar realized that an outfit she wore a couple of weeks ago also fit the inspiration mural — and it featured the same lovely yellow flower brooch as she wore in the outfit above! I certainly don’t mind showcasing another awesome outfit of Salazar’s! 😀 And there are more photos of the outfit below on this blog post.

Salazar's SIA outfit

Finally, there’s my interpretation, and I was able to take photos in front of the mural itself. You can see more photo and closeups — of my outfit and of the mural — on my blog post published earlier this week.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA outfit, Native American mural in Tacoma

Thanks again to my SIA co-leaders, and I wish all my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving! I plan on hibernating for Thanksgiving, but I will have a regular post up on the blog the day after Thanksgiving, as per my usual MWF posting schedule.

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