Part 2: Statement


Lucy Orta was inspired to create art that is fashion yet sends a positive message, provokes attention to an issue that we all overlook because we are not affected by it. Although we do not know whether or not her work motivates people to change or impacts them in any way to realize that there are problems in this world besides their own.  Her work shows people that there is a solution, and that working together is the key.

In our project, we want to design a garment that connects people.  We want to send a message of unity and togetherness. At CSULA, there is such a diverse group of people, most of whom only know how to stick to their routine, such as going to class every day.  We rarely see strangers interacting with one another unless we are told to.  We want our garment to attach strangers (students) together so that they feel as if they are a unit or a part of something positive.  We want our garment to draw people’s attention to us while we three are connected together, and that they will question what we are doing. With that mutual interaction we can explain to them our cause and purpose for what we are doing and hope that they want to join us and from there we will connect them to us forming a bigger chain of diverse people who are willing to work together to send a message and to show that unity and togetherness is possible between strangers and diverse groups.

By: Jennifer Alonso, Edith Garcia, Stephanie Luong


Lucy Orta

1.What are some reactions that people had of her work?

* According to what I have read, they said that they have more of a positive reaction more then anything.

2.Does her work motivate others to fight for the cause?

**In my perspective I believe that it does, for the reason that she raises awareness that motivates others to fight for the cause.

3.Why does Lucy Orta uses the material she uses for her projects?(ex. old cloths, food, recycled materials..)

***Most likely the reason she uses these materials to make raise more awareness, as well to make it more related into her project, and statement that she is trying to state towards the culture, population.

4.Who are some of the people that make her vision come to life?

****Fashion Students, Engineers, Community and as well volunteers.

5.What are some of the focuses that Lucy Orta have when it comes to designing some of her art work?

***** She focuses on that the art work is mobile, as well that it is comfortable, the example being the sleeping bags, claustrophobic free.

Finish Product of my Manifesto

In the Process of making my garment I came with couple of challenges, such as trying to make the hemp work my way, since it was too rough, as well it left my hands feeling real soft, and then later my hand turn rough, but through it all it did become a great past time for me, and would I work with Hemp again? Ofcourse not, but if I do, it will be something small XD

While in the makings of my Manifesto