Thursday, October 20, 2011

Paper View


People always talk about the importance of "the process" in a work of art. Whether the process is indispensable in assuring a positive end product or if the product could have been achieved regardless of the process. This argument is true in all art related matter, from a sculpture to a T-shirt. It often reminds me of "The Chicken or The Egg" story, everyone seems to know what came first... 

I, as an artist myself, like to think that the process is key to a successful end product. "Successful" being the key-word when referring to a matter as subjective as anything in the art field. 
Right about now you might be wondering what all this blabbering has anything to do with My Next Obsession???  My latest post is solemnly dedicated to my submission for the 16th annual Jumpstart competition at Moore College of Art and Design.

This Year's theme was "Paper view", which consisted of making a dress out of paper, that reflected a time period in Fashion history. In my particular case the 20's.

 This blog entry walks you thru "My Process" in a series of images, starting from the first sliced sheet of newspaper to the final garment, which has placed second two years in a row!!!
Without further ado I bring you "Flapping the Pages"


 Dress: made entirely of Local Newspapers
Turban headband: Tissue paper
 Pearl Necklace: vintage Miriam Haskell



Congrats to 1st place winner
Amber Callahan
 
Youtube Video

Images provided by Yours Truly 
Thanks for reading!!

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