States of Dress – NEW YORK

NEW YORK CITY – Garbage Bag Dress When thinking about what to create for the New York edition of the States of Dress project, I -like countless others across the world- thought first of America’s most famous metropolis: New York City. The first time I ever visited New York as a young artist was during […]

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Hair Styling by Jamie for New York Garbage Dress

I found the fabulous hairstylist Jamie at Emilia’s hair salon in Brooklyn, down the street from the art studio. She understood the project immediately, and created the perfect “trashy-elegant” hairdo for the Garbage Dress photo shoot. She even used crumpled up black garbage bags hidden inside the hair to create volume! Here Jamie is teasing […]

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NEW YORK – Garbage Dress Shoot #1 in Brooklyn NY

This is the first day shooting the NY Garbage Dress, in a loading dock with great graffiti near the art studio I rented in Brooklyn from fellow artist Rob Kimmel. The first challenge is getting me up onto the dock in the dress! Here I am being hoisted up with a little help from my […]

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NEW YORK – Garbage Dress Shoot #2 in Manhattan

This is the second day of shooting the NY Garbage Dress. We found a location on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where the city keeps garbage trucks parked in a large lot and along the street. Perfect place for a guerrilla photo shoot! The city workers let us shoot for about 20 minutes before […]

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States of Dress – NEVADA

“Casino Chip Dress” was photographed on the Eldorado dry lake bed in Boulder, NV.It is the Nevada dress for the ongoing “States of Dress” series “Casino Chip Dress” is made of over 2000 casino chips,each with 6 drill holes joined by clear zip ties.At the photo shoot on the Eldorado dry lake bed… Special Thanksto […]

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First “States of Dress” short film!

This is my 100th post on my States of Dress blog! To celebrate, I am announcing the launch of my very first States of Dress mini-film, “Wyoming”. It is the first in a series of shorts about the ongoing project. It shows how I made “Willow Creek Dress”, a floating dress of woven willow on […]

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“State of Dress” Exhibit!

The July / August exhibition of “State of Dress” at the New York Mills Cultural Center in Minnesota marks the first one-woman showing of this series. On display were 40″ X 60″ photographic prints on canvas of all the “Dress” sculptures so far… “Pinecone Dress’ was shipped here for the exhibit, from the MacNamara Foundation […]

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Casino Chip Dress, Las Vegas NV

I am back in Las Vegas and I am planning on making Nevada’s dress project out of casino chips, to honor this state’s unique gambling history. This will be a time consuming endeavor! Upon completion I plan to photograph it out in the desert to bring in the natural beauty and vast landscapes surrounding Nevada’s […]

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Thank you volunteers!

A huge thank you to my fellow artists who volunteed their time to help set up and document “Pinecone Dress”. I could not have done it without you! Clockwise from center: Duncan Slade, Robert Brun, Ian Sexton, Jennifer Sanchez and Colette Fu.

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Finished Pinecone Dress!

Here are the best two pictures from two days of shooting “Pinecone Dress” outside on location. I am still deciding which one will be the final image… VOTE for your favorite! Number One on the left, and Number Two on the right! (photos thanks to Colette Fu) Number Two Wins! It seems most people felt […]

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