CARRIE MAE ROSE AND HER TEAM AT LADY MAE LAB [LAMALA] ARE BUILDING A SERIES OF 40 LIFE-SIZE BODY OUTLINE PORTRAITS COMMISSIONED OVER THE NEXT 4 YEARS THAT ILLUMINATE LAYERS OF THE UNSEEN AUREOLE AROUND THE BODY.  THESE 40 COMMISSIONS WITH ARE BY INVITE AND REFERRAL. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

EACH BODYCROWN PORTRAIT IS EXPLORING THE PLANTS, TEXTURES, SHAPES AND COLORS THAT RESONATE WITH EACH PERSON'S SACRED ARCHETYPE.  THEY WILL EACH BE 8-10 FEET HIGH AND 6-8 FEET WIDE AND BUILT WITH A SELECTION OF GLASS BEADS AND GEMSTONES ON SCREEN, 3D PRINTED PLA CORN PLASTIC, INNOVATIVE BATTERY TECHNOLOGY, SENSORS, FIBER OPTICS AND MICRO-LENSES THAT GLOW IN RHYTHM WITH EACH PARTICIPANT'S BREATH AND PULSE.

 

LAMALA IS USING ANCIENT TRADITIONAL BEADWORK, VINTAGE LACE, PLANT FIBERS, BOTANICAL FLORAL DRAWINGS AND SACRED GEOMETRY IN A NON-TRADITIONAL WAY. THESE LIFE-SIZE, HANGING INSTALLATIONS INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY TO VISUALIZE THE MOVEMENT OF SUBTLE ELECTRIC CIRCULATIONS AROUND THE PHYSICAL BODY AND THEIR INTERACTION WITH THE BREATH AND OTHER UNSEEN FORCES. WE PLAN TO RECORD THE PULSE OF EACH PERSON IN A MEDITATIVE STATE IN ORDER TO ILLUMINATE THE RHYTHM OF THEIR HEARTBEAT.

LAMALA IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH BATTERY EXPERT DR. DAN STEINGART FROM COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TO DEVELOP BATTERY POWERED FILAMENTS THAT BRING ILLUMINATION ON A MICRO-SCALE. WE ARE ALSO CONSULTING WITH JOEL MURPHY, AN INDEPENDENT ENGINEER FOCUSED ON OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE AND CO-FOUNDER OF TWO OPEN-SOURCE HARDWARE STARTUPS: PULSE SENSOR AND OPENBCI. BOTH OF THESE TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE EMBEDDED IN THE 2D BODYCROWN PORTRAIT SERIES.

 

A FINAL EXHIBITION OF 40 PORTRAITS IS PROPOSED FOR MAY 2025.