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Artist’s Biography: Kelly Mae Dillon
Most women remember the childhood magic of playing dress up in their mother’s wardrobe. When Kelly Dillon was little, the game was different. She got lost in a world so vivid it felt almost real. As she grew up, unlike many little girls who abandon their early loves, Kelly had the courage to hold on to her dream: of combining art and joie de vivre into beautiful garments that are made to measure and one of a kind. Today, the small town girl from Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, has grown into the owner of her own blossoming fashion house.
Kelly’s youthful passion and creative spirit, along with her eye for elegance and style, are the leitmotif in all her collections, and the evident golden thread in the Kelly Mae brand.
My inspiration for this art piece:
Kelly was made aware of and inspired by the renewal process of taking flowers that were considered dead being thrown away and having them brought back to life. This was symbolic for her of the renewal process that one can experience personally in one’s body, mind and soul. It takes intention, watering and commitment to keep mentally, spiritually and physically strong. No matter where we find ourselves – at whichever stage along our journey – there is always a possibility of new life. The bodice therefore represents “dead flowers” that are renewed into something beautiful.
Title of artwork: From death to new life: RENEWAL