I've been looking a for reason to start a series of bad girls. Just the idea of bad girls, what is considered "bad" vs "good" and who gets to decide amuses me a bit. Then, out of the blue, the idea of "Bad Girlfriends" takes over. Tightens the focus for the series a bit, excludes the idea of little girls, unless your idea of a bad girlfriend includes a petulant pouty grown up who is acting like a little girl. That's a definite fit, and may well be used in the future!
So, what pulled the trigger to get this series on the easel? I was accepted to exhibit in Jazzfest in New Orleans. I can't think of a better place to introduce the Bad Girlfriends. Here are the first two.
A cocktail dress adorned with Octopi, the background features the same pattern on the warm tones of dress pattern tissue. Red roses are scattered across the top.
The dress is covered in silver leaf and photo transfers. It has a shine that falls somewhere between the tin man and the lovely flicker of silver gelatin prints. If you are related to me in any way you may recognize someone on this dress. The lime green background is overwhelmed by vintage camera prints, and the spots and sparkle that comes with too many flashbulbs going off. The documentrix is she who always has the camera phone out, stealing your soul, one digital click at a time.
Ok, I'm back out in the studio!
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