Wearable Art, Red Blooms
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.
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.