Wearable Art Vest
Materials: black satin fabric, various other fabrics
Technique: cut-paper lettering design, appliqué, sewing
Size: 60 x 53 cm
Description: I chose the words on the two front panels to represent my interests in various art forms. The quotes on the back express my feelings about the universality of art, as well as individual creativity.
The letters are appliquéd in black satin fabric over a background of different fabrics in my favourite colours of purples, blues, pinks and greens. Some of the fabrics are patterned, some are textured, and some are sparkly. I hope that the design on this vest reminds viewers of the patterns in a stained glass window.
The design is the most important part of the vest - the fact that there are letters, and that they form words, is supposed to intrigue people. Some people try to ‘solve the puzzle’, while others like to just look at the colours.
Featured in the “Designing with Letters” public lecture and slide presentation at the State Library of Queensland in 1993, and in the “Designing with Letters” presentation at the Brisbane Art & Craft Fair in 1998.
One of only four Australian artists selected for publication in the internationally-prestigious “Letter Arts Review” and an international exhibition in Illinois, USA in 1998.
Displayed in Indooroopilly Library in 2001, in “Fibres ’n’ Threads” in 2002, and “An Evening of Art” in Brisbane in 2003, in Corinda Library in 2004 and Toowong Library in 2004-5.
Displayed in my solo exhibitions “Colourful Language” at Gallery 119 in 2004, and at Gallery 159 in 2007.
Displayed at Scattered Arts and in Annerley Library in 2008.
Selected to be printed in “Practical Calligraphy” by Peter Taylor, Hinkler Books ISBN 9781741855647.
Displayed in “Undercurrents” at Art Factory Gallery in 2011.
Pictured in the 6 page article in “Down Under Textiles” (issue 13) in 2013.
Modelled at the Cathedral of St Stephen fashion parade in 2010 and the “Icon” fashion parade at Springfield in 2013.
Lettering on the Right Front
Lettering on the Left Front
Lettering on the Back
|FIBRE|||||CALLI-|||||DIPS HIS BRUSH|
|ARTS|||||GRAPHY|||||IN HIS OWN SOUL|