It seems like everything I’ve been posting of last has been promotional spam.
I apologize. That isn’t fair to y’all who wander through here looking for weird squid-made art to look at. ‘Cause, really, why would y’all want to read the stuff I write for Handmade News; it’s more than a little dull, I think.
*POINTS* See! See what I did there? It’s insidious and nefarious. That promotion–stuff–is infiltrating every aspect of my life, and it has got to stop.
The real point of this post, aside from profuse apologies, was to show y’all what deconstructing pierott looked like in action. It was accepted to an online magazine, which I’ll pass along when it’s going to be published!, and they wanted a short video for it! \o/ So, here it is–
The piece itself if over in my wearable art section along with several of my other pieces, but in case y’all don’t remember what it looks like in its non-worn form, here are the images.
My lovely model in the video is my friend Genna. The model in the photographs is my lovely model and flatmate Ian.
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.
3’6”x1’6”, dimensions vary
chicken wire, feather trim, tulle, ribbon, paper, jingle bells
deconstructing pierott is a wearable art piece that deconstructs the idea of the pierrot from commedia dell’arte while simultaneously referencing late 19th and early 20th century women acrobats and gesturing at the movie Prophecy. In its deconstruction, this piece also addresses the issue of being female, its restrictions, and the way in which women, even today, are displayed. The piece also jingles when it is worn to replicate the sound of the zany and the capering of the pierott.