Maduros - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
Fruit serves as a sustenance, feeding culture and identity, while having a historical context in the Caribbean to race and power dynamics. Through delicate lighting and composition, these fruits are venerated to the level of icons and symbols of the Caribbean. This series alludes to the role of women play in up-building and nurturing culture, values, and family in Caribbean culture. The sensual juxtaposition of fruits expresses a dialogue of masculine and feminine identities. A complex balance is created as vibrant colors add a softness to the rawness of textures captured in the images. Cornelius's series “Fruits of Our Mother's Labor” creates a narrative and opens a dialogue through alluring and passionate imagery.• All products are sold in limited quantities based on the Artist's discretion
• 1 Tree will be planted per purchase in partnership with One Tree Planted's Africa Initiative
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Environmental Note: This T-Shirt uses 7x less water than the average cloth manufacturers. Solar energy is used to power sewing and cutting facilities. The creation of this shirt created virtually zero waste due to high recycling rate and optimized cutting procedures to reduce plastic waste. Learn more...
About the Artist: Cornelius Tulloch is a Miami- and New York-based interdisciplinary artist and designer, currently pursuing a B.Arch Degree at Cornell University’s School of Architecture.
With work transcending the barriers of architecture, art, and fashion, Cornelius focuses on how creative mediums can be combined to tell powerful stories. His passion for art and design can be seen in his work which has shown in fairs and museums like the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Pulse Art Fair (Miami, FL), and the Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo (Rome, Italy).
Gaining Inspiration from his Jamaican and African American Heritage, his work expresses how bodies exist between cultures, borders, and characteristics, to create spatial impact. Identities are re-contextualized as they exist within today’s society and create narratives that are dynamic and challenge societal standards and prejudice. Cornelius explores these identities in his work, as they relate to him and his upbringing in the cultural melting pot of Miami, FL. He creates icons out of objects that further act as symbols of an identity. He allows viewers to find a deeper meaning than what is apparent at first glance. His photographs and paintings engage and incite dialog without revealing the entire story, creating space for various interpretations.