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Paper Cinderella

Michal Overholts's avatar Michal Overholts

This dress is made of over 3000 paper flowers. Each of these flowers were cut and made BY HAND from various shades of white, purple, and black cardstock. The artist has logged in over 450 hours into its creation between the years 2019-2021, and work will continue until ArtPrize setup. This dress is life-sized and can be worn. The symbolism behind the name is meant to convey the climb from the bottom- a simple sheet of paper- to the beauty of the journey -the completed dress- and is an analogy of the artist's struggles with alcoholism, depression, drug addiction in the past to the acceptance, sobriety, and treatment of the present. Each little step may not seem like much, but when viewed as a whole, the journey is a thing of beauty. This dress is also sustainable art: Michal Overholts funded the planting of over 124 trees during its construction.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 5’
  • Medium: Paper
  • Width: 5’
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 5'