"Step aside boys for my feminine variations on umbrella man blues"
is the text variation embedded into this original design. Erica's original expression is typed out in Oleo Script rippling vertically upwards from hem to under the left arm in a semi-translucent gray. Hiding in plain sight. Subtly speaking her mind.
This commentary and the original watercolor were created from numerous layers of her life experiences. Here are her reflections on this multi-layered creative process:
My Umbrella Man has a number of layers of meaning. On the first level, this watercolor and the Pink Princess are based on my daughter and her prom date as my muses. Also, the tuxedo-wearing gentleman holding the umbrella is how I see my husband's charming Southern ways.
On deeper levels, I spent a lot of time with one of Peter Max's original variations on his techno-color Umbrella Man. I also Loved the Son of Man painting by Magritte in the Thomas Crown Affair too. Lastly, Picasso's Blue Period and physical abuse of the women closest to him hurts my heart. So I wanted to make something beautiful in my own favorite palette of watercolor blues. The rise of the feminine. Love conquers All. So yes, it all comes together in this little blue dress and makes me laugh, cry and sigh all at the same time. So wear it well...-Erica S. Elliott
See picture of flat view of original watercolor attached too.
Make a statement and look fabulous in this all-over printed, fitted dress.
• 82% polyester, 18% spandex • Fabric weight: 6.61 oz/yd² (224 g/m²) • Made with smooth, comfortable microfiber yarn • Material has a four-way stretch • Blank product components sourced from China