Rashidah Salam

Pearls Collar

Pearls strands collar with crocheted olive leaves and hand stitched flowers.

 

Olive leaves as symbol of peace, victory and hope.

Golden Blanket (Reversible)

Year: 2020

Dimension: 37” (W) x 42” (H)

Media: Hand stitched the olive leaves, embellished gold skinny belt, corals necklace and glitzy brooches, threads and yarns on the qulted corked panels blanket.

Caterpillar Necklace

Year: 2020

Dimension:

Full Shoulder: 13”
Front Length: 22”

Media: Crocheted and handstitched transparent olive flowers wrapped in tulle fabrics with moving coconut shells beads at the center of the flower, metal beads, leather string wrapped partially in satin.

 

The Caterpillar neklace is to memorize the last time I spent with my late sister at the rainforest waterfall park back home in Malaysia.

Non-Gender Reversible Olive Flowers Bibs/Vest

Year: 2020

Dimension:

Full Shoulder: 22”
Front Length: 19”
Arm Round: 7”
Closure: 23” Satin tie on front and back, both sides

 

Media: Crocheted and handstitched transparent olive flowers wrapped in tulle fabrics with moving coconut shells beads at the center of the flowers on quilted cotton.

Non-Gender Reversible Olive Flowers Bibs/Vest

Year: 2020

Dimension:

Full Shoulder: 22”
Front Length: 19”
Arm Round: 7”
Closure: 23” Satin tie on front and back, both sides

 

Media: Shells wrapped in tulle fabrics and decorated woth chrocheted olive leaves and wool yarns.

Apron Necklace

Year: 2020

Dimension:

Full Shoulder: 13”
Front Length: 22”

 

Media: Crocheted and handstitched transparent olive flowers wrapped in tulle fabrics with moving coconut shells beads at the center of the flower and satin ties.

Invisible Cloak (Front)

Year: 2020

Dimension:

Full Shoulder: 13”
Front Length: 22”

 

Media: Crocheted and handstitched transparent olive flowers wrapped in tulle fabrics with moving coconut shells beads at the center of the flower, metal beads, leather string wrapped partially in satin.

Invisible Cloak is a non-gender one size fits all ages hooded reversible cloak.

The olive flowers were exaggerated in bigger sizes as a symbol of honor, hand stitched, crocheted using cotton and wool yarns and tulle fabrics for the and lights and see through effect. The center of the flowers is filled with moving coconut shells beads as a symbol of continuity.

Pearls Collar

Year: 2020

Dimension:

Pearls Collar 11”

Full Shoulder Leaves: 18”

 

Media: Crocheted and handstitched faux pearls beads wrapped in tulle fabrics.The Pearls collar gathered and handstitched using the faux pearls beads wrapped in tulle fabrics. The olive leaves are chrocheted. It's fastenend with silver hook and loop and velvet ribbons.

‘PreElude’ means a new beginning to attain something desired or pursued that was failed to be attained by (someone).

This series of works is a memorial piece. The flowers and olive leaf motifs are created into three-dimensional sculptural and wearable flowers. I created the Pearls Collar, bibs, necklace and shawl as a complete clothing attire.

Hand stitch, crochet and quilt techniques are used to create the flowers using cotton wool yarns and tulle fabrics for the transparency effect. The center of the flowers is filled with coconut shells beads to bring back the nostalgic memories of my childhood background.  

This also to honor those who has passed.

 

Guest artist, Juan Bacote is a full-time photographer born and raised in Philadelphia in the Germantown area. The major influence in his photography was Gordon Parks. He captures the beauty of the scenery along with the abandoned and neglected areas of Philadelphia.

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