The fiber studio at my school, Finlandia University, is always alive and busy with activity; however, despite all of the work being done, we always find time for a little bit of play!
Recently Celebrations, a bridal shop in Hancock, MI, donated bridesmaid dresses, wedding dresses, and a variety of alterations scraps to Finlandia for the students of the fiber department to be inspired by and create new masterpieces from. Ever since their arrival in January, we have had periodic dress up times in order to find inspiration from the dresses.
Last night was especially entertaining....
Now about the work. I cut the lace coverings out for about 80 bricks and glued the lace onto 6 brick forms. This is just enough bricks to give you a hint of the final sculpture.
I also finished the last ten of my clay forms! All that is left is to fire and glaze those final forms and create the hanging structure. I did spend a small amount of time in the wood shop painting some of the .25" x .25" x 4' rods. Today I will cut the painted rods down and continue constructing more brick forms. 76 down, 238 to go!