Of Fabric and Flow: The dance of dressing in India.
It started simply enough: a fascination with and love of the colors and patterns of traditional clothing as seen on the streets of India. Then came the curiosity. How do Hindu people, many of whom are riding bicycles or motorcycles, working hard at manual labor, or carrying children, manage to keep on their clothes—which have no fasteners?
I spent two consecutive Februaries in Varanasi, India photographing people putting on traditional dress. The paid models, all local people, were not professionals and for the women, participating was considered very risqué. I promised I would not show their faces, a limitation that ultimately defined the abstract nature of the project.
This exhibition is a celebration of color and culture and a nod to the grace manifest in the careful choreography of simply putting on one’s clothing.