FIVE DRESSES FOR A WARI GODDESS

Five Dresses for Wari Goddess | Artist Ximena Briceño

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Five Dresses for a Wari Goddess explores colour, materiality and iconography in fashion through an Andean lens. In the context of Andean iconography, camelids (alpacas, llamas and vicuñas) have been represented in textiles, metal works, and ceramics as a form of decoration and patterns since the Pre-Columbian period in Peru. Artist Ximena Briceño has created five dresses crafted from titanium, aluminum and cardboard using camelids as a main form of decoration, showcasing Trans-Pacific craft and skill.

Ximena Briceño’s core career interests lie in the history of art and its nexus with trade, including the fine arts and crafts, jewellery and precious metal work developed in different cultures.

Based in Canberra since 2004, she established her studio ‘Ximena Joyas’. She was awarded a PhD in Visual Arts in the Gold and Silversmithing workshop at the Australian National University’s School of Art in Canberra in 2011. She continues to make, research and to collaborate with other artisans producing small batch series of objects works creating a transpacific connection. Her current works explore diverse materials, the power and meaning of colour.

Image by Ximena Briceño