Wearable Words


Materials: Nepalese Lokta paper, inks

Technique: lettering, sewing

Size: 90 x 45 x 30 cm

Description: I chose adjectives which describe me, my work, and my hopes and dreams. These positive words, starting with each letter of the alphabet, were lettered on separate pieces of paper. The alphabet was written on maroon strips and these were stitched between the larger pieces to form a patchwork tunic. Side panels featuring quotes about the importance of the alphabet were added to join the front and back sections. 

The only Australian garment selected for the international Sexta Carta Paper Fashion Show in Italy in 2011 and printed in the boxed catalogue.
The only Australian garment selected for the Jeunju Hanji International Fashion Show in Korea in 2012, and printed in the catalogue.
Modelled at the Catwork Botanique fashion parade in Brisbane in 2012, and at the “Icon” fashion parade at Springfield in 2013. 
Printed in “Paper Art: 261 International Artists” edited by Helene Tschacher for IAPMA in 2013.

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