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No Forks Given

aluminum cans
Varnished aluminum cans …
A head dressed up
… dressed up a head

Can I have a witness? Two hours after swearing on a stack of fifty imaginary Bibles that I would never, ever, ever publish anything from my archives, I found myself wedged in a situation.

Hiatus
Hiatus
Wired
Lomo wired
newspaper roses
Newspaper roses

Summer, 2009 – A friend and I thought, “Let’s, like, totally deface a mannequin as an homage to Alexander McQueen (memba that headdress?) and Junya Watanabe (Comme des Garçons).” Yeah, sure, she had some at home, so we borrowed one. Ow!

Netted
Netted
Defaced
Defaced
red tab
Red tab

Instead of using plastic to wrap the soda cans, as in the McQueen Horn of Plenty Autumn 2009 show, we used 110 denier tights, glue and wire. Nail polish went on the lips, can motifs and Hangul lettering. The barcode was inked with permanent marker.

Forked over
Silver painted forks

My friend was really into Korean pop music and the Hangul script was hers. I have removed the forks because I don’t remember why we added them.

The heart can
Heart can wire

They are tucked away in a basket on a nearby shelf. But please don’t get any ideas. I’m not giving away any of my forks.

No Forks Given
Modern art, these days

Thank you for viewing. xo

By ΠιCΘLΣ

Life is short, so let’s be decent.

239 replies on “No Forks Given”

This is wonderful!!!! I’m trying to share it but I’ve become quite the ignoramus on WordPress sharing techniques lately…it only allows me to share by email or to print it out…I just wanted to reblog. I’m going to have to take the WordPress reblogging 101 class again to refresh my knowledge… I don’t recall rebogging ever being such a confusing chore before?!

anyway…i positively LOVE this ❤

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Thank you so much, Chloe. My blog is private so I don’t think you can share the post. I am very happy you enjoyed our antics with this mannequin. She was so tired after we were done with her.

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Lix, thank you so much for this feedback. I had a similar thought about a Harlequin romance cover when I was prepping the final photo. I am very happy you enjoyed this montage. Warm wishes for the week ahead. xo

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Thank you very much, John. That mannequin was very professional, even after we manhandled her. I trashed a huge set of captures and started over. Which is why I am very happy they were appreciated by everyone who came by.

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I’m a woman. She was very tall. Artistic. Referenced mythology. Looks just like your old gravatar. David and Goliath would be apropos. More like speckled caramel, perhaps. Would have been nice to hear that you were. Oh, well… Entertained that thought for a minute. C’est le vie!

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Randy, please accept my deepest apologies for that gaffe. I’m seriously gaffe prone and I won’t blame it on my long day of meetings and gallery setup I’ve had or the hurricane tearing at my house at the moment. I hope you’re having a lovely week so far. Thank you so much for your support.

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It goes with the spelling; the Army was looking to sign me up, once, because of it. Good luck with your showing and that hurricane. I’m a bit emotional now, at the moment, thinking about my friend, but thanks… Be well and take care.

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Now I recall “Fig”, by Estee Lauder. My friend liked that shade, as I remember. It was very luminescent, like a ray of sunshine, having pearlescent qualities. Your gravatar looks just like her. Are you she? ❤ 🙂

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