A little different.

tiny tshirts made from found clothing

For the past 5 years or so I have been making work that has people’s faces printed onto it.  I dig it and it seems as though a great deal of other people do too.  I was surprised at my last go at the art making thing, as the result was quite different aesthetically, although the same in terms of concept.

tiny tshirts made from found clothing

***This piece, entitled Lost and Found, was inspired by all of the random clothing I find as I walk around the neighborhoods in Berkeley.  I always wonder who used to wear the clothes and who might wear them next.  Always feeding to my ever-thoughts about the strangers I will never meet.***

Perhaps my style is changing…

I don’t know yet how I feel about hanging this piece next to the other work I’ve completed for the Significant Stranger Project.  Will it work with Mr. Rogers or what about Mary?  Would they compliment each other?  Something I need to consider.  Most of my work doesn’t become complete until it is installed with the rest of its brothers and sisters in a large space.  There seems to be a conversation that happens when all the work is in one space together.  I’m busy trying to finish up this project to make sure that happens in the near future.  I’d like to see what the work has to say to itself.

New Art–Feminist Bras

portrait printed on a bra

portrait printed on a bra

Here are just the beginnings of this piece. I still need to print more women on bras and figure out how to show them. I am leaning towards pinning them along a rope, but don’t know for sure yet. Also, I am considering using underpants as well, but don’t know that those really deliver the concept as well.

portrait printed on a bra

I’m torn between the above image and the first image as being my favorite thus far. I just love the look of this (above) piece. Susan B. Anthony looking so serious on a pink bra kind of gives me the giggles. But, on another note the mixing of sex and feminism that the first picture delivers is also powerful. But, there are more bras to come so I’m sure that my opinion may change. I’m actually surprising myself lately–I’ve started to use colored ink. This has hardly occurred over the past 4 years, so I’m anxious to see where I am taken.

portrait printed on a bra

I will keep you updated.