Helen Perry's avatar Helen Perry

Ten Hats compose the exhibition Hat-Opolis. There are two series within the show, and five hats within each exploration that make up this hat sculpture landscape. The first series, Worlds on Your Head, is made up of pieces that explore the transformation of sculpture to hat, and hat to sculpture. In this series I was often thinking about the duality of art and the everyday and how to connect the two. Worlds on your head was built (and is still being built) through the experimentation of carving foam and painting with hand dyed felt, much like the photos shown in the top of the entry. The second series will be made from textiles that I find or create. The elements in these hats could feel historically familiar, or perhaps like a costume piece. However, these hats are meant for the everyday through the combination of costume and street wear.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 5'
  • Medium: Hats/ Soft Sculpture
  • Width: 2'
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 5'5