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November 25, 2007
I made these slides over the weekend as part of a big job application package I was putting together. I love the way the dresses look all lined up with themselves at different stages.
The black lines (there, of course, because the slides will be viewed on black rather than white) aren't really different widths from one slide to the next; that's just how flickr resized them. In real life they look perfect.
November 15, 2007
november 9, 07
dress #5, state 8 (printed november 8, 07)
a peek inside the pocket:
November 09, 2007
october 31, 07
I'm trying not to wear mass-produced clothing over the dresses (although I am allowing myself t-shirts, thermals and tights under the dresses for warmth). But this dress's bodice is a little tighter than some of the others and this thermal wouldn't fit underneath, and it was chilly in my apartment where I spent most of my day. I decided it was a little dishonest to take off the thermal just for the photo, when in fact I wore it all day long.
dress #5, state 7 (printed october 29, 07)
October 31, 2007
dress #5, state 6 (printed october 19, 07)
I wore this dress on October 25 and travelled to Asheville, NC to attend the Southeastern Animal Fibre Fair. In all the excitement, I forgot to take my daily photo; it had to happen eventually. As I was travelling to an event densely populated with bloggers and ravelry members, photo evidence of my having worn the dress does exist here and here, but they're not the same awkwardly pretentious shots that I always take.
October 18, 2007
october 15, 07
dress #5, state 5 (printed october 11, 07)
October 12, 2007
october 9, 07
October 04, 2007
dress #5, state 4 (printed september 30, 07)
September 29, 2007
september 29, 07
Didn't check what setting the camera was on, so today's photo is super grainy.
September 28, 2007
dress #5, state 3 (printed september 26, 07)
September 24, 2007
september 24, 07
Had a critique with a visiting philosopher of aesthetics this afternoon; it was pretty good, neither a huge disappointment nor a huge barrel of insight. I think perhaps it could have been better had we had more time, as there's much surface to skim here and a lot beneath that which doesn't get reached. Spent part of the rest of the day finishing up a first draft of my statement of teaching philosophy, which I then forgot to turn in to the person I wrote it for, what with both of us being distracted with our visitor and all. Phooey. I also made the dress image on the wall over my right shoulder: it's an image that gets transferred onto my newsprint blotters after I've printed one side of a dress and then flipped it over onto a newly inked woodblock to print the other side, so that the area outside the dress is printed darkly from the wood and the dress itself is a ghost of ink that offsets off the newly printed dress. I scanned it in sections, reassembled it and then digitally printed it out on Rives BFK so that I can draw or print over it. I think I'll work offset printing like this into some of my large pieces on the kozo paper, perhaps folding the paper in three and offsetting three subsequent printings of the same garment in a row. For that I need to make the next several dresses shorter, because they fit onto the woodblocks better and thus will print better on the paper.
September 22, 2007
dress #5, state 2 (printed sept 19, 07)
before printing, state 1:
The lines and marks within the blue print are dents made in the woodblock from running it through the press with other garments on it.
state 2, front:
September 16, 2007
september 16, 07
Another new dress.