For the final part of my degree, I put on an exhibition of my work in the gallery at University of North Carolina Asheville. My work was a culmination of dresses and undergarments made for the individual. Each dress was designed, screen printed, dyed, and sewn by hand with the intention of telling a story of the woman for whom it was made. The undergarments were all created by repurposing second hand domestic linens like antique beverage napkins and tablecloths. These pieces played upon the idea that we each have several layers of our self, and through the undergarment we are able to express to whom we choose these hidden facets. While the dress designs were inspired by memories and stories of each individual and represented a part of our self that we externally express to the world.
Here are some of the images of these garments as pieces of art. Soon to follow will be a post about their functionality as art that is worn. Each of the clothing hangers was handmade by me using yellow heart pine, steel, and hand-dyed wool yarn.
"A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last." -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
By Amy Purfield-Clark
painting with strokes of life.
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