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Artwork, textile designs, illustration and technical design samples
Jumpsuit and Aesthetic to Ascetic Vi
Jumpsuit and Aesthetic to Ascetic Vi

For the harvest, apron and matching hat and knee-pads included.

Sargeant Poodle
Sargeant Poodle

Jumpsuit, Sargeant Poodle. Designed for care and maintenance of a fleet of pets. each pet has a printed representation in the fabric in the form of fur, paws, nose prints etc.

Jumpsuit Lulu
Jumpsuit Lulu

Lulu, four, needs her own jumpsuit, fabric adorned with her drawings.

Jumpsuit and Aesthetic to Ascetic Vi
Jumpsuit and Aesthetic to Ascetic Vi

For the harvest, apron and matching hat and knee-pads included.

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Jumpsuit

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Jumpsuit was a collection of five jumpsuits created to function as a uniform for my activities and an antidote to the need to fashion myself every morning. I created textile designs, repeats and printed all fabrics and constructed the pieces of cotton twill. See slide show for details

Aesthetic to Ascetic, Detail
Aesthetic to Ascetic, Detail

Over 300 days of looks line the walls

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march+29.jpg

Aesthetic to Ascetic
Aesthetic to Ascetic

racks of the garments worn for over 300 days are displayed, over 50% of the pieces are sold or recycled

Aesthetic to Ascetic, Detail
Aesthetic to Ascetic, Detail

Over 300 days of looks line the walls

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Aesthetic to Ascetic

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Please visit http://goascetic.blogspot.com/

This project was an effort to create a more sustainable closet for myself. As a fashion designer, I had way too many clothes in the archives. Each day for 338 days I wore a different outfit. I wore each piece of clothing one time only (when I reached the end of the pants and skirts I repeated as I had less of these) Each day I photographed myself, posted the image and allowed viewers to vote the look in or out. each garment was subsequently tagged, in, out, or recycle. I cut my collection by over 50%

Denied
Denied

Dress of silk stain digitally printed with items banned in our household.

Denied Installation
Denied Installation

Denied Bodice
Denied Bodice

Denied
Denied

Dress of silk stain digitally printed with items banned in our household.

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Denied

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A princess dress which consumes the images of all the products "denied" my four year old daughter, Lulu. We rode through the local K-Mart and Lulu pointed out all the cultural girl swag she wanted. we photgraphed it, and she happily put it back. Lulu was an excellent co-consumer, happy with her photos and the resulting dress.

You will see Lulu in most of my work, she's my muse, most days.

Wolf

 

Wolf is a performance and installation. Wolf is a psychoactive being, alive and a mis-fit in a consumer culture. Trying to fit his instinct, sexuality and nature into the aisle of a supermarket or the confimes of a belief system. Wolf is a looped video of five minutes and a performance. Screened as part of the Fathoming exhibition at SECCA in 2002

Foliage and Foulard
Foliage and Foulard

A classic buddy film outake

Foulard
Foulard

Lonely shape in pre-vinyl suburb excavation. waiting for Pottery Barn furniture

Foliage
Foliage

Foliage attempts to pass through gate

Foliage and Foulard
Foliage and Foulard

A classic buddy film outake

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Shape Fighters, Foliage and Foulard

 

Foliage and Foulard are tiny fractions of shape pulled from historic textile prints. These shapes have rich histories in weaving and surface design if you dig back far enough. Printed textiles are now watered down steals from other peoples products and the sigifiers of pattern have been euthanized by big box design.

 

These fellows are videotaped walking through a suburban yard, fighting, trotting and attempting to complete simple tasks.

PRS meets Norway's Foreign Minister
PRS meets Norway's Foreign Minister

Yes, the PRS met and talked with Erik Solvein, Norway's Foreign Minister during the Who Cares? opening in Kristiansaand

Print Detail
Print Detail

A print detail of the textile I designed titled "Plenty" showing a region with ample resources.

PRS meets Norway's Foreign Minister
PRS meets Norway's Foreign Minister

Yes, the PRS met and talked with Erik Solvein, Norway's Foreign Minister during the Who Cares? opening in Kristiansaand

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Personal Responsibility Suit (PRS) size 10

 

The PRS was made for the Who Cares exhibition in Kristiansand, Norway. This exhibition attempts to raise consciousness about the UN's human rights goals which most US citizens don't even know. I wore this garment for one week, each person who asked about or commented on my clothes was briefed on the goals and asked to donate to an aid agency that works to make the lives of those with no resources better

Drool, Pillow
Drool, Pillow

Drool video
Drool video

I can drool for five minutes continously, no kidding!

Drool, Cardigan
Drool, Cardigan

Drool, Pillow
Drool, Pillow

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Drool

 

 

Drool is a series of embellished pieces and a looped video installation.​ Drool happens when we are relaxed, innocent, asleep. Beautiful patterns from a stained pillow become beaded calcification. A series of garments organizes drool in "fashionable" patterns

Stuffed Wallpper
Stuffed Wallpper

20' x 15' stuffed velvet vignettes removed from "damask" wallpaper

Stuffed wallpaper
Stuffed wallpaper

Stuffed Wallpper
Stuffed Wallpper

20' x 15' stuffed velvet vignettes removed from "damask" wallpaper

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Stuffed Wallpaper

 

A historic damask pattern becomes a velveteen form, slipping out of it's boundaries and sliding up walls. Inspired by the flocked wallpapers of the 1970's pizza parlor my family visited

Tent
Tent

Pup tent of vinyl with perforated pattern. Life size.

Punk
Punk

Hanging spiky form of perforated vinyl

Miss Snowflake
Miss Snowflake

Tent
Tent

Pup tent of vinyl with perforated pattern. Life size.

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Perforated work, 1999-2000

 

For over a year I created large scale three dimensional and flat pieces where the patterns were created by light working it's way through tiny perforations. Carpal Tunnel put an end to the 18 months of hammering a steel punch