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Kimono Antonella Cusimano
Screen-printed watercolour ink on Tencel fabric / € 175
Kimono Antonella Cusimano
Screen-printed watercolour ink on Tencel fabric / € 175
Kimono 'Air' (back side)
Screen-printed watercolour ink on Tencel fabric / € 175
Kimono 'Earth' (back side)
Screen-printed watercolour ink on Tencel fabric / € 175
Kimono 'Earth' (front side)
Screen-printed water colour ink on Tencel fabric / € 175
Kimono 'Water' (back side)
Screen-printed watercolour ink on Tencel fabric/ € 175
Kimono 'Water' (front side)
Screen-printed watercolour ink on Tencel fabric/ € 175
Kimono 'Water' (back side)
Screen-printed watercolour ink on Nude Tencel fabric / € 175
Kimono 'Water' (front side)
Screen-printed watercolour ink on Tencel fabric / € 175

I needed my drawings to move and get them free from the confinement and limitation of the frame attached to the wall.

The Kimonos Canvas Project has started!

Why a KIMONO?

A kimono is a wearable canvas because of its dimension and amount of fabric involved.
A kimono shows two big wings and I feel invited to draw on them.

Kimono means literally 'something to wear on the shoulders' and it embraces you.
It's something easy to wear and gives a sense of freedom because easily follows the movement of the body and fits every kind of body shape.
As you move it moves with you.
It makes you feel powerful and protected at the same time.

It is a versatile object that can act as a canvas and as a wearable unique piece of cloth.

The meditative practice of my drawing process has a link to some extent with the oriental artistic practices.
The kimono shape emphasises then the meditative creative process of the drawings.

The fabric is a material representation of the intricacy of thread such as my drawings are.
I would like the Kimono Canvas to be a manifesto of the power and beauty of Nature.


KIMONOS IS...


KIMONO IS A CANVAS

KIMONO IS A SHIELD

KIMONO IS A MANIFESTO

KIMONO IS AM EMBRACE

KIMONO IS SIMPLE

KIMONO IS USEFUL

KIMONO IS A MATRIX

KIMONO IS PLAYFUL

KIMONO IS MOVEMENT

KIMONO IS MEDITATIVE

KIMONO MOVES WITH YOU

KIMONO FITS EVERYBODY

KIMONO IS ASIAN

KIMONO IS T SHAPE

KIMONO IS ......

WHAT YOU WISH TO BE....