Friday, September 19, 2014

painted heart

this is the second image I've created inspired by the dances of Tanzhaus Wuppertal and Pina Bausch.  this one specifically by the dance of a woman in a faded red dress with red paint on her face.  her poses were exquisite and I found the mystery of how and why the paint got to be on her face so alluring.  for whatever reason it made me think of paint horses with their lovely and unique spotted coat...

side bit:  this was taken in the same spot as the last image I posted.  hee hee~

I'm so pleased to invite you to my exhibition at Axis Gallery this October.  my work will be up all month.  if you are in Seattle I'd love to see/meet you at the art walk on thursday October 2nd!


painted heart




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Monday, September 15, 2014

the illuminated tangle

the final image in a new series I created inspired by one of Alexander McQueen's awesome dresses.  I built the twig crown that is underneath the veil myself by collection branches and moss over the last few months then affixing them to a twine and poster-board headband I made.  then to make it look dusty and also to match the dress I gave it a light coat of spray paint.  

thanks to a fantastic team who made this project so wonderful!

muse: Erika Kapele
wardrobe, headdress & styling:  Elle Hanley


the illuminated tangle




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Saturday, September 13, 2014

bright starry eyes - III

the third image in a new series I created inspired by one of Alexander McQueen's awesome dresses.  I built the twig crown myself by collection branches and moss over the last few months then affixing them to a twine and poster-board headband I made.  then to make it look dusty and also to match the dress I gave it a light coat of spray paint.  

thanks to a fantastic team who made this project so wonderful!

muse: Erika Kapele
wardrobe, headdress & styling:  Elle Hanley


bright starry eyes




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Thursday, September 11, 2014

bright starry eyes - II

the second image in a new series I created inspired by one of Alexander McQueen's awesome dresses.  I built the twig crown myself by collection branches and moss over the last few months then affixing them to a twine and poster-board headband I made.  then to make it look dusty and also to match the dress I gave it a light coat of spray paint.  I do have images with lace over the crown but  you'll have to stay tuned to see them.  ;)

thanks to a fantastic team who made this project so wonderful!

muse: Erika Kapele
wardrobe, headdress & styling:  Elle Hanley



bright starry eyes




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Saturday, September 6, 2014

bright starry eyes series

excited to share with you all a new creation of mine inspired by one of Alexander McQueen's awesome dresses.  I built the twig crown myself by collection branches and moss over the last few months then affixing them to a twine and poster-board headband I made.  then to make it look dusty and also to match the dress I gave it a light coat of spray paint.  I do have images with lace over the crown but  you'll have to stay tuned to see them.  ;)

thanks to a fantastic team who made this project so wonderful!

wardrobe, headdress & styling:  Elle Hanley



bright starry eyes




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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

the painful pursuit of beauty


for this piece I was inspired by one of Marina Abramović's early performance works.  with a brush in one hand and a comb in the other, she works on her face and hair, while repeating the sentence:  art must be beautiful, artist must be beautiful.  her voice betrays that she is in pain, and her face also makes it abundantly clear that she is hurting herself.  a truly thought provoking piece making a statement on the duality of beauty and pain reflected in art.


the painful pursuit of beauty





performance:
"I brush my hair with a metal brush in my right hand and simultaneously comb my hair with a metal comb in my left hand while doing so I continuously repeat art must be beautiful, artist must be beautiful until I hurt my face and damage my hair.

duration:  one hour
1975

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