A rare Edwardian find! Very exciting indeed!
I was really excited to spot this 1900 rare women’s dress making dummy made out of thick card paper and now rusted adjustable bolts. The acquisition was made at an antique market on a day trip to sunny Brighton. This is a very exciting addition to my collection of patterns. Photos: Angela Murray
I am pleased to reveal Sculpture No.1 for COLLECT 2013 at Saatchi to be exhibited in the Project Space in May 10-13th of May. My very good friend and talented photographer Denis Laner took these photos – The work is made from miniature quarter scale military tailoring plastron patterns drafted by Nina Penlington of Dege & Skinner, No.10 Savile Row. For Number 1, I spray painted one side of the patterns in red referencing the colour of most uniforms. The structure is constructed by stapling the different ends of the negative space of the patterns, and screwed into large blocks of Perspex. The sculptures were made at my studio in Margaret Street Gallery. Indeed these are exciting times for me – 4 more to go.
Really chuffed to see a double-spread in the April issue of Menswear Insight in relation to my residency at Margaret Street Gallery where I prepare 5 sculptures to be exhibited at the Crafts Council’s Collect2013 at Saatchi Gallery.
To read the article and see the e-magazine visit HERE. Thank you editor Gemma Champ!
I started playing with the lingerie-swimwear patterns I recently acquired. The first thing that got my eye are yellow patterns made out of plastic coating – so not paper! The red markings on the bright yellow texture reminded me of canaries – and, so I responded to that feeling by making these abstract bird collages looking at forming shape through both the negative and positive space. These experiments have references to the collage works of Matisse
Dead Man’s Patterns – Memento Mori Skull
Limited edition: 50 skull objects (To acquire please visit the SHOP)
Dimensions of overall piece: Length: 20 cm, Width: 15 cm, Depth: 16 cm
A paper collage 3-d object stapled and glued created from bespoke Savile Row patterns (of deceased customers) placed in an unsealed archival acrylic clear case with detritus from the making process of each skull on the floor of its case.
(All photos taken by Denis Laner)