Forming a huge "S" this accordion pleated curtain stands 8 feet tall and over 30 feet long when stretched out. The design of it allows it to be used as a dramatic backdrop in store windows while still letting in light to the store and the ability to see threw the curtain.
Paper is often the focal point of many of my pieces. For this, I decided to take a simple origami design and greatly exaggerate the scale. This piece has a diameter of over 3 feet.
Constructed entirely of 3 diminutional paper birds, this dress appears to swirl around the mannequin. The trick is a delicate metal armature that looks like an upside down tomato cage, with wires for certain birds to fly above others. This version on the dress is still under construction. Due to packing issues, the rest of the dress will be completed on sight.
Forming a Dalia or Mum shaped flower, this simple yet dramatic design is made from pages taken from a paperback book, dyed various colors and then rolled into cones which are layered one on top the other.
MODULAR GEOMETRIC WALL
Standing at 10 feet tall, this gold panel is not only modular, but easy to assemble. Make of chipboard pieces, each piece is 2 pentagons with fold marks. The pentagons are held together with elastic bands and can be formed into any configuration. Painted gold on one side and burgundy on the other, these pieces can be used over and over again. The panels make for a stunning backdrop for the bird dress.
MODULAR GEOMETRIC WALL
Lightweight and suprizingly flexible, each of the gold panels can be shaped into a myriad of ways. The wall can be almost flat, or it ab curl up on itself and ungulate in unexpected ways.
Made of approximately 75 3-dimensional paper birds, This dress was quite easy to make. In face, it was destroyed in shipping, and I had to reconstruct the entire dress on sight. The addition of gold birds helps to tie in the gold background.
CRINOLINE WALL & CHIPBOARD TUBE
I always seem to encase something in something else. Like the layers of on onion, it just seems to add more interest. Within the "S" curve of the crinoline pierced curtain, stands a chipboard accordioned tube, and within the tube, another mannequin. The chipboard tube, painted burgundy, stands 10n feet tall and though quite delicate in appearance, it very strong.
A close-up of the chipboard tube. Each contact point is hand threaded with gold wire. The wire adds strength and the gold of the wire ties back into the original color pallet.
PAPER POP-OPEN WALL AND STAR
This 8 foot by 8 foot paper wall has a pop-out star design that alternates forwards and back. Standing in front of the wall is a paper star that folds flat and attaches with velcro. The star has there same star design cut out of it amass the wall behind it.
POP-OPEN PAPER STAR
With over a 3 foot diameter, this paper sitar fold slat for shipping and attaches to itself with velcro tabs. Cut into the edge of the star is another star pattern that is reverse folded forward.