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Elizabeth Might’ve Wanted to Rock

On January 26, 2012, the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Alaska, hosted its 3rd annual Object:Runway fashion show. In collaboration with model Joelle Brown, I made this piece for the show, titled Elizabeth Might’ve Wanted to Rock — basically a punk rock take on the Virgin Queen. It is made of vintage buckskin, dyed black. The top is disassembled and reassembled pieces, with the pattern pieces cut out of that and sewn, snapped, and laced together. The skirt features a hand-cutout pattern modeled after a 16th-Century fabric a woman would have worn in her skirt. The red satin drawers are actually based on a Civil War pattern, but you don’t know the diff!

Available for sale in my Etsy store for a pittance compared to what went into it over the course of 2012. Seriously, do not try to talk me down if you are seriously interested in sporting this.

Readymade: Chrysanthemum-inspired pillow from recycled sofa leather

flower side

woven/beaded side
I created this pillow to enter in this summer’s Alaska State Fair. It was the first thing that jumped to mind, and it came out as I envisioned. A friend recently rescued this fabulous red upholstery leather from a sofa destined for the landfill. Side one features chrysanthemum-inspired flowers alternating flesh and grain with riveted centers and perimeter eyelets. Side two features woven strips, flesh and grain, and random dyed bamboo coral beads. The perimeter eyelets are threaded through with red suede lace, which can be seen from both sides. It is stuffed with biodegradable/hypoallergenic Ingeo fiber.

If you are interested in this pillow, it can be picked up or mailed after the Alaska State Fair returns it to me in late August. Thank you! Here is the Etsy link for purchase.