Inspired by the traditional Romanian shirt (mostly known as "ie"),
I painted 31 little celebrations of my heritage, in the best way I knew how.
Every day I filmed the painting process and shared it on social media.
The traditional Romanian shirt is a work of art and the result of centuries of craftsmanship. Women used to sew it as part of the Romanian folk costume and each shirt was embellished with a distinctive sequence of patterns depending on the geographic area they came from.
Sometimes, even shirts sewn only 5 km apart were completely different.

A traditional Romanian shirt is like a fingerprint: there are no two alike.
Its stitches are like an alphabet that speaks about the Romanian people - its beliefs, its sorrows, its losses -, belonging to no one and everyone at the same time.

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