Thursday, June 25, 2009

Paisley Skirt

Accession Number: TR8616-8b

Label: Quash, 12/12/86, Conley

This large skirt is made of a sheer yellow synthetic fabric with gold lamé paisleys. It is trimmed with green metallic trim and a ruffle of pleated pink tulle. The skirt is secured at the waist with a link of rope.

The deconstruction process involved removing the pleated tulle, the green trim, and unstitching the waist. The skirt itself was comprised of nine panels, totaling approximately 10 yards of fabric.

Three skirt panels were sewn together to form a banner background approximately 5’ 10” tall. Paper templates of each letter were created and, using these, the letters were cut from the pink tulle. The word “YOUR” was machine appliquéd to the background fabric and the green trim was machine sewn around each letter. Using pink embroidery thread, the words “BRIGHT” and “FUTURE” were hand appliquéd. The background fabric behind each letter was then removed. The banner was hemmed and a wooden dowel sewn in to weight the bottom. Finally, grommets were attached in the upper corners for ease in hanging.

This particular exhibition banner was created to advertise the LACMA exhibition Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea, opening June 28 and running through September 20, 2009.

The accession number has been embroidered on the bottom of the letter “E”.

1 comment:

  1. Robert, some of your projects are very interesting and beautiful, but I'm sad to see this very beautiful skirt destroyed.