And tonight a little more...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I am starting to embroider words on this dress. I want to honor the original garment, but impose my own imperfect handiwork. I have been thinking alot about words like Courage and Compassion. I have even started to look them up in other languages, primarily Spanish and Swedish to make sense with my background... so many words for Courage in Spanish, so many words for compassion is Swedish...
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Added a belt, cut off the sleeves. Sewing with red thread, blanket stitches around the sleeve edges. Taking the dress in along the armpits.
Gearing up for teaching four weeks of Fashion Design Camp.
Got the best compliament via Facebook the otherday. A woman in New Orleans was having lunch outside talking with a friend about my dresses, when some one from the next table said "Are you talking about Wylie Sofia Garcia, my girlfriend has one of her dresses, we love her art." - This just made my month.
What a compliament, how humbling and how empowering. Maybe I do know what I am doing after all.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Shows Shows Shows. I am almost at the end of month 7. I am starting to feel the beginning of the end. I am starting to feel the personal pull of the artist's goal to out-do one's self... Each dress must be better than the last. But I don't want to loose perspective, this is a performance about art integrating into life and the transformation of a dress on the body of a woman... If I start to analyze this project in monthly compartments, I loose site of the goal as a whole.... What does it mean for a woman to wear a dress every day for an entire year? What does it mean for her to make that dress, own it, I mean really OWN it?
The next show will be in September at Helen Day Art Center... A show about masculinity.... I am the counter point....pressure and ego... Whoa... Feeling it. Thinking of names for my body of work within this context.... Thinking about calling it "The tulle did her in"... I have to give props to the woman I am designing a wedding dress for... She re quoted something I said and then told me it would be a great show title... Thanks Danielle.