This dress is hand dyed and decorated with patches of hand dyed silk. Children love this style. Comfy and cute! This one is a 2T but it can be made to order. The secret to the tie dye circles is pennies!
‘Enough’, sewn paper collage, 34×36″ 2006
During my undergraduate studies in fiber art at Miami University I studied under the tutelage of Susan Kristofferson. She is currently making intricate hand painted paste papers and hand dyed itajime papers in Calgary, Alberta. You can read more about the process and how to purchase her work here:
Mama (front and side view) // nylon & fiber fil // 27” x 18” x 21” deep // 2011
This is a piece by artist Katya Usvitsky. Her artist statement is here:
This project was conceived from an internal conversation about femininity, motherhood, identity and expectations which I find myself having as a woman and as an artist.
I began the process by exploring the possibilities of using mundane materials and creating something extraordinary, challenging not only myself but the viewers conventions about art. I was drawn to the dually charged nature of women’s nylons, which can be seen as both utilitarian or rather sexy. The challenges came from my ability to transform simple nylons in a way that retained their original meaning while elevating them to a level worthy of a conversation. By creating abstracted forms that are at the same time grotesque, but also soft and comforting I am exploring the topic through the emotions the work evokes in the viewer.
The question is, are we looking at a cluster of eggs, a nest or an enlarged cell? Although the pieces are reminiscent of the comforts of a womb, they are paradoxically created by twisting, wrenching, and deforming a nylon stocking into something that resists its attempts to restrain and normalize the body. This work transforms the suggestive material of women’s undergarments to challenge societal standards of femininity and the idea of the female body
as a vessel for reproduction.
Here is a work by a former classmate of mine. We both accomplished our undergraduate work at Miami University under the tutelage of such esteemed artists as Susan Kristoferson, Robert Wolfe, and Rocio Rodriguez.
Anne’s portfolio is vast. I picked this work but look forward to featuring many more. This is her website
thread drawing 16
31 by 28 inches