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Mermaid on the Avenue work in progress

Claire Wilcox Johnson's avatar Claire Wilcox Johnson

This work is a 3D garment construction. In my proposal video, I explain my main ideas of style vs costume. I am constructing a garment that incorporates my intuitive knowledge of fashion construction and my own internal traditions and life experience. The materials used will be cotton fabrics mixed with found objects and hardware. In this garment, you will see the progression of attempting to create a garment using self taught knowledge of fashion design and garment construction. The first sketch is the overall concept drawing for impact and expression, to capture a mood or attitude. The following sketches show the more technical details of the corset and train. The drawings are all slighlty different ideas, like note taking. Then as I begin the muslin mock up I will begin to focus in on the most interesting to me and work from there. There will be photos of the mock up on my dress form. **Please note, the video is a more lighthearted look at Artprize followed by the propos

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Fabric/ found objects, metal, notions, plastic, canvas, cotil thread, safety pins, boning, window screen
  • Width: 3'
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 5'