Something Blue
Something Blue

I have chosen a traditional symbol of femininity, a wedding dress, as the canvas for this piece. I have incorporated cyanotype printing on fabric and the language of flowers to create a narrative that, on the surface is easy and pleasing, but upon deeper inspection reveals a more layered and nuanced dialog.

Something Blue is the study of the life and dreams of a single woman who ended up far from where she originally thought she would be. In the words of Joan Jett, “I’m a spinster, I don’t need no rules… I’m no one’s wife and I’m not your little girl, Don’t tell me I’m useless cuz I want more from this world.”

 Each flower or plant chosen for this piece bears significant meaning

Each flower or plant chosen for this piece bears significant meaning

 Individual fabric panels were exposed with different plants or flowers. Then they were stitched together. The Fennel Bulb is in a prominent place and signifies Strength.

Individual fabric panels were exposed with different plants or flowers. Then they were stitched together. The Fennel Bulb is in a prominent place and signifies Strength.

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Detail of front panels -- White Oak
Detail of front panels -- White Oak

The White Oak leaves signify Independence

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Detail of panel -- Alstromeria
Detail of panel -- Alstromeria

Alstromeria signifies Friendship

Detail of panel -- Arborvitae + Heather
Detail of panel -- Arborvitae + Heather

While Heather signifies Solitude, Arborvitae signifies Everlasting Friendship

Detail of panel -- Aster
Detail of panel -- Aster

The Aster represents a Talisman of Love and signifies Trust

Detail of panel -- Baby's Breath
Detail of panel -- Baby's Breath

A standard in bridal bouquets, Baby’s Breath signifies Purity of Heart

Detail of panel -- Fern
Detail of panel -- Fern

The Fern signifies Confidence and Sincerity

Detail of panel -- Gladiolus
Detail of panel -- Gladiolus

The Gladiolus signifies Strength of character, integrity, and honor

Detail of panel -- Hydrangea
Detail of panel -- Hydrangea

The Hydrangea signifies Heartfelt gratitude for being understood

Detail of panel -- Dandelion + Stock
Detail of panel -- Dandelion + Stock

While the Dandelion signifies Overcoming Hardship, Stock signifies a Happy Life and Contented Existence

Detail of panel -- Parsley
Detail of panel -- Parsley

Parsley signifies Festivity

Detail of panel -- Sage + Thyme
Detail of panel -- Sage + Thyme

Sage signifies Wisdom while Thyme signifies Thriftiness… There is no rosemary represented on this piece because it kept reminding me of Ophelia’s speech of despair in “Hamlet”

Detail of panel -- Statice
Detail of panel -- Statice

Statice signifies Success

Detail of panel -- Thistle
Detail of panel -- Thistle

The Thistle signifies Warning

Something Blue
 Each flower or plant chosen for this piece bears significant meaning
 Individual fabric panels were exposed with different plants or flowers. Then they were stitched together. The Fennel Bulb is in a prominent place and signifies Strength.
IMG_4539_WebReady.jpg
Detail of front panels -- White Oak
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Detail of panel -- Alstromeria
Detail of panel -- Arborvitae + Heather
Detail of panel -- Aster
Detail of panel -- Baby's Breath
Detail of panel -- Fern
Detail of panel -- Gladiolus
Detail of panel -- Hydrangea
Detail of panel -- Dandelion + Stock
Detail of panel -- Parsley
Detail of panel -- Sage + Thyme
Detail of panel -- Statice
Detail of panel -- Thistle
Something Blue

I have chosen a traditional symbol of femininity, a wedding dress, as the canvas for this piece. I have incorporated cyanotype printing on fabric and the language of flowers to create a narrative that, on the surface is easy and pleasing, but upon deeper inspection reveals a more layered and nuanced dialog.

Something Blue is the study of the life and dreams of a single woman who ended up far from where she originally thought she would be. In the words of Joan Jett, “I’m a spinster, I don’t need no rules… I’m no one’s wife and I’m not your little girl, Don’t tell me I’m useless cuz I want more from this world.”

Each flower or plant chosen for this piece bears significant meaning

Individual fabric panels were exposed with different plants or flowers. Then they were stitched together. The Fennel Bulb is in a prominent place and signifies Strength.

Detail of front panels -- White Oak

The White Oak leaves signify Independence

Detail of panel -- Alstromeria

Alstromeria signifies Friendship

Detail of panel -- Arborvitae + Heather

While Heather signifies Solitude, Arborvitae signifies Everlasting Friendship

Detail of panel -- Aster

The Aster represents a Talisman of Love and signifies Trust

Detail of panel -- Baby's Breath

A standard in bridal bouquets, Baby’s Breath signifies Purity of Heart

Detail of panel -- Fern

The Fern signifies Confidence and Sincerity

Detail of panel -- Gladiolus

The Gladiolus signifies Strength of character, integrity, and honor

Detail of panel -- Hydrangea

The Hydrangea signifies Heartfelt gratitude for being understood

Detail of panel -- Dandelion + Stock

While the Dandelion signifies Overcoming Hardship, Stock signifies a Happy Life and Contented Existence

Detail of panel -- Parsley

Parsley signifies Festivity

Detail of panel -- Sage + Thyme

Sage signifies Wisdom while Thyme signifies Thriftiness… There is no rosemary represented on this piece because it kept reminding me of Ophelia’s speech of despair in “Hamlet”

Detail of panel -- Statice

Statice signifies Success

Detail of panel -- Thistle

The Thistle signifies Warning

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