The wearable artistic creations of a Cheshire artist based on the CT scans of human skulls will be on sale in a New Haven gallery beginning this week.
On Friday, The Wave Gallery at 1046 Chapel St. in downtown New Haven will be selling Nesola Scarves.
Launched in the past year, The Nesola Scarf Company is the brainchild of Cheshire artist Lois Goglia and her business partner Wendy Mcleod.
Nesola Scarves are vibrantly colored charmeuse silk scarves, which come in decorated boxes. Goglia and Mcleod describe Nesola Scarves, which are made in the USA, as being "wearable art designed for powerful women."
Wave Gallery owner Phyllis Satin said that she is "delighted that her store will be the premier store in the New Haven area to feature and sell Nesola Scarves."
The scarves are are the first line of designs from Nesola Scarves, which are directly derived from Goglia's Day of the Dead print series. The Day of the Dead scarves were inspired by Goglia's visits to Mexico, where she learned the meaning and customs of the holiday.
"CT scans of human skulls given to me by a neurologist became the perfect vehicle for my artistic reflections and responses to the Day of the Dead holiday as it is celebrated by the Mexican people," she says on her website. "The animal and human spirit masks, as well as the skeleton and skull images in my giclee prints, were created from the CT scans X-rays. My Day of the Dead Series of prints pays homage to the Mexicans, whose religious icons, ceremonial masks, and colorful artifacts have provided me with a rich understanding of the Mexican people and their culture."
But not all Nesola scarves are imbedded with skull images, she said.
"Some scarves bear the vivid palette that I associate with the clothing and crafts I admired on my visits to Mexico," Goglia said.