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james and i made these necklaces. james grew the crystals on the organic material we found at the park near our house. then he used a dremel to make holes in the acorn-ish thingies. then i turned them into necklaces. our ‘pallbearers’ wore the necklaces during the performance @ threads wearable art fashion show. we gave the necklaces to our ‘pallbearers’, steve, devyn, anthony, iloire, amanda and to our model, rosalie. james and amanda were also helped carry the piece and we gave a necklace to amanda too.
UnderCovers: A Bespoke Burial Blanket.
We present a prototype of bespoke burial shrouds. An organic biodegradable coffin replacement, custom designed for each client and handmade to reflect who they are and how they want to return to the earth/afterlife.
Cotton :: Vegetable ::The Fabric of Life :: Crocheted organic cotton makes up the majority of the shroud enveloping the body in a biodegradable blanket; this material represents the everyday.
Wool :: Animal :: The Spiritual :: Running the length of the body, naturally dyed purple wool acts as the tie that binds; connecting the shroud to itself and enclosing the body, This material represents life’s spiritual journey.
Crystal :: Mineral :: The Beyond :: Crystals are grown along the length of the wool, each crystal is the marriage of earth and sky formed through a process of transfiguration as a super-saturated heated liquid crystal solution loses energy and seeks its desired geometry along the wool. :: Tichenor, Tichenor, Mayoff :: UnderCovers::
but the photos are pouring in! hooray!
and here are a bunch of linkies the show is mentioned on, some with snip snaps (photos).
it was a great day! so many people showed up that it was standing room only, and then people had to be turned away. they hung out in the museum but could not get into the show. i think our (james, amanda, and i) project: the piece and the presentation that day went off without a hitch. i am really happy with the outcome of our group project. working in a group is not that easy. the 3 of us all have strong opinions because we are all artists. we ended up finding our group and just kind of doing what we do best, amanda (aka mandible) said it to me really well, but i am so exhausted that i cannot recall it very well. she did a lot of detail oriented work and the big push @the end and the day of show (and rehearsals too) and i kinda pushed the project along and worked on it everyday. james made all the crystals and was very helpful with constant feedback and ideas and also did a lot of the writing for the project. he also published a book of homemade crystal picks, http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/159029
hudson reporter interviewed danielle. cool!
show is sunday! 1pm