Paris Artwork from 59 Rivoli > Rubens Dior Mashup: New Parisian Fashion

Lounging prettily with the Fungi and Spores.
Paper, Paint, Glass collage
20 x 30 cm
2018
Reworking of Rubens' young Marie, more attitude and sass.
Paper, Paint, Glass collage
20 x 30 cm
2018
Eiffel Tower. Dog and Dog Toy. Supermodel. Ultra red lipstick
Paper, Paint, Glass collage
20 x 30 cm
2018
Inspired by the roomful of Dior muslins, intoxicating.
Paper, Paint, Glass collage
20 x 30 cm
2018
Louis XIII and Marie de’ Medici mashup. It is always best to be fore-armed.
Paper, Paint, Glass collage
20 x 30 cm
2018
$100
Marie de' Medici hard at work, excising.
Paper, Paint, Glass collage
20 x 30 cm
2018
$100
Louis XIII and Marie de’ Medici mashup, with regal pomp.
Paper, Paint, Glass collage
20 x 30 cm
2018
$100
The fashion industry is hard, and a snail's shell is hard too.
Paper, Paint, Glass collage
20 x 30 cm
2018
$100
Dior's models were known for making fabulous, posed entrances. Sea Pens, too.
Photo, paint, ink, glass
30 x 40 cm
2018
The fashions of Dior relied on heavy handed foundationwear.
Paper, Paint, Glass collage
20 x 30 cm
2018

I attended the Dior Couture exhibition and the Rubens Exhibition within a week, and the fashion imagery started to mash up in my head. Using my photo/drawing/painting collage techniques, where imagery is layered within several pieces of glass, I recontextualized some of the iconic Dior model images, added new "information", and gender-bent some old royalty.

In these photographs, the dimensionality of the layers can not be adequately shown. The actual pieces shift and change subtly as you move around each artwork, layers cast shadows and paint and metallic lines drawn on the glass layers become more and less prominent as the light shifts.

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