A Work of ArtPosted: November 23, 2011
In this blog I talk a lot about fashion and money, and I recently came across a mix between the two. A friend introduced me to the work of Susan Stockwell who creates wearable works of art. The colonial dresses are made out of currency and maps, and the amount of detail in each dress is extraordinary. Susan Stockwell’s biography states that the work takes many forms from small elaborate studies to large scale installations, sculpture, drawings and collage. It is concerned with issues of ecology, geo-politics, mapping, trade and global commerce. The materials used are the everyday, domestic and industrial disposable products that pervade our lives.
These dresses are such beautiful works of art I wanted to share them with you, in hopes that you all can appreciate the detail and the work put into each one.
*All images in the slideshow come from SusanStockwell.co.uk