staring into the sun”
Metal work made into clothing
Meant to be worn.
Over 1200 ‘bytes’ of information.
This enamel top with spray painted copper foil skirt was part of the 2019 Pivot: The Art of Fashion show at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz CA.
I have worked on this piece for over 2 years. There are over 1200 20mm squares sewn onto a metal mesh and wool base. Each piece is cut from copper, corners clipped and filed, holes drilled, hammered flat, counter-enameled on the back, designed and experimented enameling on the front, edges filed and polished, and then sewn on to the base. This was my first step away from making jewelry. It is a way of taking the imagery I use in almost everything I make and turn it into something big. I took the challenge of staying within my work constraints based on the tools and firing abilities that I have. This helped me to find a way to create a larger piece in a quantum physics sort-of-way – using the micro-world (represented by my smaller pieces) to create the larger wearable piece.
It has pieces of my life sewn into it, almost like your life flashing before your eyes. It is the quantum-like pieces that form the whole – random ideas that show a bigger picture of what is in my brain.
The Top - Close Up
Process Gallery 1
Process Gallery 2