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For seven consecutive years wearable art has been designed in honor of the Champion and iconic Humanitarian, Muhammad Ali. These designs were exclusively available at the award-winning Muhammad Ali Center and were acquired by Kentucky natives, global citizens and most graciously by
Co-Founder and Vice Chair of Muhammad Ali Center, Mrs. Lonnie Ali.
Each design was created through slow-design principles to ensure that limited edition apparel made from fine modal would be shared into the world: with consideration to the environment, psychology of color symbolically representing Ali's values, and originality of each hand painted and mixed media sculpted work of art, that was thereafter translated and produced in meticulous quantities to support the institutions' mission and provide contemporary art in its truest form.
The legacy of Ali will continue to be preserved through implementation of his six core principles:
respect, dedication, giving, spirituality, confidence, & conviction, all attributes that the artist holds dear.
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“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
- Muhammad Ali
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100% Lenzing Modal - Modal is a luxuriously soft botanic silk fabric made of beechwood. Its botanic origin makes it eco-friendly and its fineness is comparable to that of natural silk.
Dimensions: One Size: 28" × 78" (Approximate)
Care: Dry Clean Only. Do not bleach
Notes: Light, thin and soft. Matte finish. Comes with a 1cm fringe.
Custom Made In: New Delhi, India
Social Impact: Financial Literacy & Multicultural Education
All wearable art designed by Marlesha S. Woods derives from original paintings and sculptures manufactured for apparel reproduction in collaboration with VIDA
Original Wearable Art
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ART WEAR COLLECTION
Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.
Tide Changer Series I: I-VI
20 x 16 x 0.6 in [1,920sq. ft]
Marlesha S. Woods
Through courage Muhammad Ali created global impact by changing the tide... conversations of his time & proceeding times …challenging mediocrity & pursuing excellence by exercising the principle of giving selflessly.
The following series composed of six original paintings highlights four of Ali's six core principles: dedication, conviction, respect and giving.
SOLD* Exclusively @Alicenterlou
Subject Matter: Abstract Expressionism
"The Muhammad Ali Center store is proud to partner with Marlesha, as she creates beautifully inspiring pieces that promote the vision of the Center." - @alicenter