PORTABLE LINES PROJECT, by Martacarmela Sotelo, Mexico City

Out of beloved and out of-use or damaged garments Sotelo makes one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces. The garments are cut out with the main structure and eventual interesting elements remaining. Then this cloth-skeleton is wrapped with threads of different color and type. The garment once covering the body has gained a second life as jewelry that can be worn in various ways, every single time worn changing its form and layout on the body of the wearer. Sotelo can transform grandmother’s moth-holed wedding dress back to live as jewelry and free oneself from the burden of the memories one thought to loose when disposing of such a momentous object.

Image of Martacarmela Sotelo Portable Lines red piece

PROCESS

Image showing process of the creation of Portable Lines by Martacarmela Sotelo
 
 
 
 
Image of red necklace by Martacarmela Sotelo of the series Portable Lines.

 
 

 Image of silver-toned necklace by Martacarmela Sotelo of the  series Portable Lines. Wearable Art.  Marion Friedmann Gallery

DETAIL

Image of red necklace by Martacarmela Sotelo of the series Portable Lines.

 
 

Image of brown necklace by Martacarmela Sotelo of the series Portable Lines. Wearable Art. Marion Friedmann Gallery

 
 

Image of green necklace by Martacarmela Sotelo of the series Portable Lines. Wearable Art. Marion Friedmann Gallery
 
 

Image of brown necklace by Martacarmela Sotelo of the series Portable Lines. Wearable Art. Marion Friedmann Gallery

 Image of necklace by Martacarmela Sotelo of the  series Portable Lines. Wearable Art.  Marion Friedmann Gallery

FLEXIBILITY OF WEARING

 
 
Image of possibilities and flexibilities of wearing a Portable Lines necklace piece by Martacarmela Sotelo. Wearable Art. Marion Friedmann Gallery