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This project is an installation featuring maps. Old maps are formed into life sized gowns and dresses. The viewer will walk through 16 geographical bodies posed and arranged in such a way as to cause confusion about sense of place in a reformed and reshaped world. The show will be both a tribute to maps and an homage to the natural un-mapped world.
Examples of the dresses include: a river dress composed of the rivers of the world, a country dress, an ocean dress, a lake dress, and a city street dress. The dresses are life sized and larger than life as in the case of the ocean gown fit for a giantess. Small pieces of nature will be concealed in the maps. Each dress will be displayed on a floor that incorporates dirt, sand, shell, stone, flower, leaf, sticks and nests.
It is harder and harder to find untouched untamed and uncharted beauty as there are fewer and fewer places that have escaped mapping. In a sense we are all wearing the world and transforming it. The concept of using the image of women through clothing and design addresses the increased role that women play in the world and how strong and determined women are to lead in each and every country in important ways.
I hope viewers will bring their own interpretations to Geographical Bodies and maybe some will learn a bit more about geography or be awed by the wearers of these gowns.
Geographical Bodies will open in Fairbanks Alaska at theWell Street Art Gallery in Dec.2012.
Funds raised for this project will support:
1. Purchasing and preparing a huge (20'x24')piece of canvas for the gallery floor. The canvas will be approached as an floorcloth of maps, foot prints and bits of nature.
2. Heating the studio in the Alaskan cold months of Sept.Oct.Nov.
3.Renting a truck to transport the entire piece to the gallery.
Thank you for looking at my work. Any and all support is greatly appreciated.
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