Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
For a call to art from the Brickbottom Art Association that I am working on I have been deep into Greek Mythology, so when I was thinking of a name for this dress - Persephone came to mind. Besides being Hades' wife she is the goddess of the harvest and the embodiment of the Earth's fertility. It seemed an appropriate name for a dress made of pumpkin guts and many seeds. So here is Persephone's frock. Happy carving & peace
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Here is a video of one of the newer dresses that is exhibited in the Dana Hall show. This dress has been in the works for over a year. The first version was made of just skewers and masking tape and it was very strong,however ... I got greedy and wanted to have the bottom spread out. By doing that I screwed with the physics of the dress and the entire structure collapsed. When I was trying to reconstruct it a friend and fellow artist, David Lang, told me how to make really strong joints using wire, crazy glue and baking soda. So I wired each joint, did my little magic with the crazy glue and baking soda and then for the aesthetics I have wrapped all the joints with masking tape. The people climbing on it are also made out of masking tape.
With naming my pieces I try to stay pretty generic as to let the audience create their own experience about the piece. So this dress is Skewer Dress. However ever since its first creation it has been referred to as treacherous – because it is!!! If you get too close to the dress it will jump out and snag you!!
For the Dana show I have displayed the dress on a piece of broken mirror which is hovering above the ground. All adding to the illusion. peace!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
come by and you can add a strand of beads to the Flower Power dress!!
The Dana Art Gallery is proud to present
Virginia Fitzgerald: The Dress Project
October 20 th-November 21 th, 2008
Tuesday, October 21st, 5:00-7:30 pm
Gallery information: (781) 235-3010 or email@example.com
Dana Art Gallery, Dana Hall School 45 Dana Road, Wellesley MA 02482
Saturday, October 18, 2008
It started as I was running some errands in downtown Natick and I came across these stunning red maple leaves with these distinct yellow veins. I couldn’t pass them up! So I gathered them up to make a red dress. I asked my oldest to help me collect some more red leaves and she became enamored with these striking yellow leaves. To compliment the palette I added the spectacular red leaves of the burning bush. As the dress emerged it felt like a flirty party dress so I kept it strapless.
In creating this dress, I realized one of the delights of the Dress Project for me is having a vehicle with which I can highlight different details of everyday life that maybe overlooked. I can draw attention to the beauty of the fall foliage or the exquisiteness of VCR tape or the elegance of broken eggshells. Some of these details will be on display at the show at the Dana Hall School, Wellesley. The opening of that show is this Tuesday, Oct. 21st, 5:00-7:30. More details below or on Dana Hall's web page. Peace!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Dana Art Gallery
THE DRESS PROJECT
Tuesday, October 21st , 5:00-7:30 pm
Dana Hall School
Gallery hours : Wed and Friday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Closed Weekends & School holidays.
LONG JOURNEY into a Series
Jennifer Maestre, Ruth Rosner & Jeanne Williamson
Reception ~ Sat. Nov. 8th, 4:00 - 6:00pm
63 Summer St.
Maynard, MA. 01754
Hours: Wed.-Sat: 11-3pm
October 4 & 5, 2008 . noon-5 pm
I’ll be in my studio:3 Pond St. Natick, MA, across from Bakery on the Common
more info. ~
email me~ firstname.lastname@example.org