Sunday, November 15, 2015

Best in Show - Saskatchewan Wearable Art Gala

Last night I received the award for "Best in Show" for the entry Paper Princess. I worked with Janet Taylor (seamstress) to make my vision come true.

Artist’s Statement

The Paper Princess was inspired by the piece “Never-Ending”, a sculptural print by Monique Martin.  Fabric and paper were printed with the words fame, fortune and happiness.  A corset and matching skirt were then created with the fabric and clusters of Mobius strips (twisted cylinders) were made from strips of the paper.  These clusters adorn the dress and symbolize the never-ending quest for fame, fortune and happiness with which many in our society are obsessed.

Materials and Processes Used


fabric (taffeta, cotton, polyester, tulle) gros-grain ribbon, zipper, grommets, boning, thread, hook and eyes, paper (print run ends from a print shop), ink, safety pins, re-purposed jewelry and 

plastic Christmas tree stand, foam core board, silver-foil tape, hummingbird nest, glue sticks, white glue, re-purposed jewelry and buttons, bubble wrap, rock