if you haven't stopped by - be sure and go to shari's blog to see the latest installment of the documentary project. the word today was proximity and i'm sort of excited by the proximity of our responses.
so i uploaded a few of the inedible cupcake drawings to flickr.... you can see them all here . above is the poisonous virgins bower. i had never heard of the flower before - but it's really a pretty flower. i'm sure it'd be perfect in buttercream icing.... yum. thanks for all the cupcake love out there... it's been so fun to share this project and get all of the reactions.
hands down my favorite comment was something along the lines of cupcakes? that's such an a-political thing. oh contraire mon fraire [it was a guy who said this]. cupcakes are gender loaded i believe. esp. if they are cute and deadly. it reminds me that sometimes it takes a second look to really "get" something. ever quick to judge myself i need to be reminded of this. [besides the fact that thankfully it has been established that the personal is political and by golly i was taking those cupcakes personally :} ]
as i was looking at the cupcake drawings i was realizing how small they actually are. some of them are on 6" doilies.... totally inspired by risa's post on the mini a few days back i promised her some images of work of mine that included very small pieces of clothing. the idea for these stemmed from an amazing collection of old house keeping books called Cassell's Household Guide. The books had great illustrations [many were inspiration in the drawings a day] and details on how to maintain a household circa 1850-1900 [guessing on the dates]. article titles included "domestic surgery", "the rearing of farm animals", "topiary construction".... i did these pieces based on sections called "shirtmaking" and the "management and rearing of children : clothing for an 8 year old girl". i made the patterns and drawings and piece of clothing to the scale of the book. there was something about translating it so directly that i really liked - esp. since they were meant to be human sized. i made everything... including the hangers.
i actually have these back in the studio. i showed them at the mira costa show a few months back. it was nice to have them see the light of day.
ok risa... hope it was worth the wait!!
have a great tuesday friends