Have you ever felt like painting a graffiti mural on a beautiful gold lamé gown, then shooting it in the alley beside a mural?
Well I have, & it is inspired by all the ephemeral art my eyes now see around me.
So to thank Eric Vandersteenen, Director & General Administrator and Monique Deveen, Artistic Director & Main Photographer of the Free Tag Zone network for introducing me to a new passion, my second “Art Gown” is an FTZ Tribute Gown.
As this is a Tribute Gown to FTZ, I have included all of the FTZ network sites in the graffti art I have painted on it : Voyage en éphémère, Graffs en Capitales, Graffiti Art on Trains … and Around, Le Kosmopolite Art Tour à Louvain-La-Neuve (2012), When Resa Meets The Murals Of Winnipeg, Street Murals & Art in Resa’s Toronto and A la découverte de l’art éphémère à Bâle …
Of course, I needed a gold lamé gown to paint on.
So I basted a crinoline onto Judy , and draped a bodice.
The bodice has inverted waist darts set at a dramatic angle.
Then I gathered 4 meters of lamé over the crinoline.
I basted the skirt to the crinoline.
5 centimeter wide straps were attached to the bodice, and crossed in the back.
There was extra fabric which I draped into a tail. I just love gowns with tails.
Draping the gown took only a few hours.
I figured, I would have it painted in no time at all.
I gave myself 2 part days.
Three weeks later, I was finished. I hadn’t figured on my lack of painting ability, and the time it takes paint to dry!
Here is the result.
After a week I began talking to her.
Check out the KAT on the cross straps! KAT features Monique Deveen’s divine work at Louvain-La-Neuve.
I really love this gown, and could not stop taking pics of her.
Well, my tribute to FTZ is over, but ephemeral art lives on!
Kisses to you Eric, Monique and everyone who is part of making FTZ such a wonderful experience!