This body of work began sometime in the mid 1990's, as an experiment, seeing if I could adhere a dress to a canvas and create a painting over all the textures. "Dress painting" is a term I came up with to explain these when I simply couldn't think of anything better. Over the years they have evolved, with new elements of collage being added. Dress patterns, photographs, and embroidery all appear from time to time, as well as lino block prints, rubber stamps and gold leaf. I will use this space to explore the beginnings of this series, as well as showing my latest work. If the piece is available for sale you'll find the price at the bottom. Free shipping in the U.S. Contact me at kallencole@aol.com to purchase.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

It's ok to be blue too.

Layers of linoleum block prints, a nest made of dress pattern tissue, vintage dress and bits of 18k gold leaf are all incorporated to make this piece.

The blue jay seems to be whispering in her ear.

This piece is 24" wide x 44" high.  And is waiting for a frame.  The first place you'll be able to see this one is at the Bluff Park Art Show in Birmingham, AL.