Friday, October 29, 2010

States of Dress

"States of Dress" is an ongoing project by multi-disciplinary artist, Robin Barcus Slonina. Beginning in 1999, She aims to create a site-specific, interactive dress sculptures in all 50 states and create a documentary of the entire process. Until then, we have her blog to keep us posted. She just took a year off to have a baby (Congratulations!), but will be back in action in Florida this December. I can't wait to see what's next! Baby dresses, maybe? Well, that's enough out of me. I will let her gorgeous photographs do the rest of the talking:

New York: Garbage Dress
2009, garbage bags filled with newspapers

Wyomong: Willow Creek Dress
2006, willow branches, biodegradable twine, and pool noodles for floatation
For a video on the making of this "dress" click here.

Nevada: Casino Chip Dress
2008, casino chips (donated by Gambler's General Store, Las Vegas) and zip ties

Maine: Pinecone Dress
2006, pinecones on wire armature

Illinois: Red Dress
1999, made of 28 secondhand dresses

Iowa: Prairie Dress
2005, wire armature and prairie grass

All photographs courtesy of Robin Barcus Slonina

Robin is also an experienced muralist. You can see her work at Wanderlust Artworks.

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