Thursday, September 25, 2014

the importance of social rituals

blooded:  the centuries old ritual of the Huntsman smearing fox blood onto the faces of the newly initiated hunt followers.  

the hunt begins when hounds are cast into rough or brushy areas called coverts, where foxes often lay up during daylight hours. If the pack manages to pick up the scent of a fox, they will track it for as long as they are able. the hunt continues until either the fox evades the hounds, goes to ground or is overtaken and usually killed by the hounds.  

firearms, foxes, hounds, horses, alcohol, aristocracy.  

sorry, I'm pulling for the little fox.


side bit:  I swear this one small bottle of red liquid makeup has helped me create so much art!  seriously, you gotta get one of these.  :)



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!


the importance of social rituals




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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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