Is fashion art? Is gunpowder art? Does the fusion of the two make art ? My gunpowder and fuse explosions, much like fashion trends, only last for a moment in time. Perhaps, detonating art designs speeds the fashion trend and creates a timeless art piece.
Before I retired to pursue art, I owned and managed WinerSilks and part of Venus, two apparel companies. So, I have the background in apparel design and merchandising. But I always considered my job as a new way of making things. Creating new fabrics or coming up with a new products, going forward, looking for new possibilities are part of the daily routine. The blend of fashion design and the creation of my artwork is a natural progression. Or perhaps regression?
Maybe the work would fit in with Calburn Klein? Neiburn Marcus? Saks Burn Avenue?
Here are some of the photos of this fashion experiment. I sketched a figure. Then painted it with watercolor. I added the gunpowder around a paper doll cut out dress. I exploded it once covered with cardboard and rocks to create a nice blast pattern. Then blew it up a second time - open - to create some shading.
The result is, shall we say, fashionable? Boom!