I've been working on a few projects to help the winter roll smoothly. Deadlines had me working on art during breaks from other art and back again.
The first project was a paper dress for a fashion event that features segments of wearable art created by artists, not for the purpose of functionality. This event happens in the height of the blistery months, up here in the remote north.
The final staples were pressed down just prior to me changing into copious denims (the Canadian Tuxedo), and a pair of suede dress shoes, a gargling of vodka, then out the door.
The idea for the piece came to me one late night while listening to a favorite new song on a mixtape that has been playing steady, called Winter Is Blue, by Owl at Holy Warbles.
I love that a song sung in the 20's, could inspire people in the future, long after the singers exit from earth.
We may never know just how a single good deed or creation will carry seeds along with it.
The dress was created of giant paper snowflakes, each diamond cut created a small snowfall in my kitchen then later living room to accumulate into white paper dunes.
The ballet segment was called "The Hunters Dream". She was a winter mirage inside a snowfall, a cloud purse at her side full snow clippings.
The stage introduction says, "Inspired by mixtapes and winter walks in the slow snowfalls".
Song by Amelita Galli-Curci - Sadko
This was one of the most happy and magical evenings I have ever experienced
And a thank you goes out to Owl Qaeda, at Holy Warbles, who just recently had his blog of artifacts confiscated, such a loss to the cultural library of the internet. I hope this echo of your contribution reaches you.