In 2019 I began transforming vintage wedding gowns into textile books. Marrying the book form to textiles as page material, elegantly argues that fabric doesn't just have to be wearable, but that it too has stories to tell, and has a past worth sharing.
The book Geometry was created with a deconstructed 1960s wedding gown, vintage quilt fragments, textile paints, a repurposed velvet gown, needle work, and glass beads, 15" x 22", 2019
Created with a repurposed wedding gown, hand dyed, hand painted, fabric manipulations and hand beading, 15" x 22", 2019
Created with repurposed fabrics, hand dyed, hand painted, vintage childhood hand sewn quilt, 15" x 22", 2019
Created with vintage fabrics, hand dyes, silkscreen text, deconstructed wedding dress, 15" x 22", 2019
Hand painted cotton with silk screen prints and linocuts, deconstructed wedding dress fragments, 15" x 22", 2019
1960s wedding gown by Murray Hamburger Company was the primary wedding gown deconstructed and used for the first two books of the series. Geometry is the first book in the series Love Sonnets, From Shakespeare to Baltimore.