11 Jul

Wearable Art, Red Blooms

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This piece was the first of the wearable art work I began in the spring, and it ended up getting finished last because I got caught up in making the other two pieces. For a long time I was stuck on how to create a base or attach the flowers together in a way that would flow around the wearers neck. I made a few different mock ups of potential bases before eventually settling on a curved collar piece.

The base is made from white mixed media paper and then covered in a beautiful lacy Japanese paper I’ve had stashed away for years. It was a material I bought on impulse years ago, and really had no use for in the work I made usually. I attached the flowers using Yamato Sticking Paste, which is another material I bought ages ago on impulse and have never used. It was the perfect adhesive for this project because it dried fast and clear.

Wearable Art, Red Blooms

Wearable Art, Red Blooms

The last thing I need to do for this show is a photo shoot with friends or with myself as the model to showcase the wearable pieces on people. They look even better when worn.

© Rachael Ashe