Mana + Ipanema’s Purses
Yay, what joy! Every bit of exhibition I did last June in the Casa Ipanema turned into a single, signed and limited purse. There are only 130 of a model and 70 of the other, each made from a fragment of the images showed in a Sensorial Map I made along with the photographer Mauro Kury on the Ipanema neighborhood.
The photos were printed huge and brought scenes like the seagulls in the neighborhood, corn, or topographical views of the sea … The material is called Tyvek (a mixture of paper with plastic, which is tough, great to take to the beach). The purse is already crumpled the way I believe, with a living texture. The larger model is double sided, each side has a piece of image, the smaller bag is a shoulder strap to carry away. The biggest delight is to do an exhibition that when disassembled turns in to a collection. I Design processes where the product is the last trace.