Hey Maripol a big hello from your friends at Kurv.
Kurv Magazine had the pleasure to interview Maripol, extraordinary
women with a compassionate heart, following is a very small part
of a wide ranging interview.
Kurv: The black bracelets, the jewellery, the crucifix’s, that you often
used to wear, and dressed Madonna in…what was your inspiration
for this now hugely influential look, what were you channelling?
MP: GOD! 100% pure God was my inspiration. Rubber bracelets
where the O’ring type that the soldiers in Beirut were tying up their
weapons with. Not for any war! It was a friendship symbol, everyone
were passing them. Crucifixes and crosses came with a touch
of Punk rebellion: “I am going to wear them on my ear!”
Imagine a girl name Madonna coming to see me to style her.
What better than to put on my cross designs on her?
We were both raised strict Catholics and we both left our
family home to create and be free [laughs]!
Kurv: You’ve had so many amazing and diverse experiences, and you’re still so young. Do you feel like you have achieved your dreams? How important is it to you to have a goal, or plan, and follow through with it?
MP: Thanks, baby. Life is short when you think of it! It’s time for change, like Obama says! I am at a turn in my life, with existentialist questions with so few answers and identity crisis as well. I have not achieved my dreams for a better ... phrase!!! What’s wrong with the human race, violence, hunger, greed… It sucks. I feel that we all need to fight harder to become better people, enter finally the Aquarius Age, put down the arms and listen to our ancestors, your ancestors! The aborigines, the wise men, the peace people, before its too late!! Love, love, love, not stress and hate, stress stress!!!!!!!!!!!!
MARIPOLArama A photographic exhibition.
18 – 25 March @ ‘Dont Come Gallery’
Level 2, Royal Arcade, 314 Little Collins St,
Melbourne. Dont Miss it.
Image one By Maripol and features Edwige french, singer and Angle Jack tranvestite 1980.