Close to this time last year, a crazy idea got stuck in my head. Then, an art madness – which is the best I can do to describe it – came over me, and I was suddenly sending out people to find plastic spoons and commanding anyone in sight to drill, cut, or hot glue spoons! Unfortunately, that also made everyone run as far away from me as possible during the 96 hours I and my gracious assistant Courtney worked on this. Still, in the end, a magnificent thing began to appear: A dress made of spoons!
I began the dress with an under-layer of curtain lining fabric and corset boning, to give support and structure, as well as something to attached the spoons to. Even though I drilled holes to be able to sew each spoon individually to the dress, I quickly came to realize that sewing on the spoons would take way too much time and put me past a deadline I was aiming to use this piece for. Instead, I glued, each and every single spoon, to the underdress with a hot glue gun.
Four days later, with a few meltdowns in between – no pun necessary where that hot glue gun is concerned! – the dress was fully constructed. Though not yet finished! There was more to be done, but all the hard work was completed:
|Back view of the spoon dress (Click to Enlarge)|
|Front view of the spoon dress (Click to enlarge)|
|Side view of the spoon dress (Click to enlarge)|
THE SPOON DRESS: DRAGON LADY
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Will I have more wearable art projects like this in the future? I hope so! In fact, I have a few more planned. More so, (I’m going to whisper a secret to you), I have the supplies ready for the next project. (Oh boy.)
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Blessings to you all,