Monday, June 12, 2017

Tampa/West Palm Direct


Tampa/West Palm Direct
-Fabrics 1930s-present, including cargo pants seams and remnants from my kimono robe project






This textile is another  "art of conversation" piece-- the initial design was laid out during a phone conversation 
with a friend who was driving from his home in Tampa to visit his parents in West Palm Beach.































































Porching it in my robe with Tillycat.





Saturday, May 20, 2017

Eucalyptus



Eucalyptus
-1960s wool coat and satin lining, 50s party dress with tulle trim, hand-embroidered tea-dyed burlap,
80s bed sheet, cargo pants seams











































Eucalyptus bark at a friend's house, Woodland Hills, CA.  As soon as I saw the
tree, I knew I would make a textile, and exactly which fabrics I would use.

                                             








My mother's 1960s wool coat, transitioning from garment to art.
I love the two-tone coral/gray, shiny/matte satin lining.  The construction
details-- inseams, hems, edges cut with pinking shears-- are kept intact
and used as-is in the textile.                                                                                                                                            



                                                                                 

























My mom (right) and her two sisters in 1950s party gowns.
The green fabric in the textile, if not from one of these dresses, is
from one similar.







































































































Saturday, February 18, 2017

No Donkey, No Blindfold- inspired by Utamaro geishas and Kuniyoshi samurai




No Donkey, No Blindfold 
-1930s matelasse bedspread, 60s floral print cotton, 60s curtains, 70s corduroy Levi's, tape measure, zipper







The contrasting floral prints and sharp black slashes are inspired by the 18th-19thc prints of Utamaro and Kunioshi..