Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pink wouldn't let her get closer.



21 x 30 cm
Found image from Polish fashion magazine (circa 1973), found image of a snow leopard, graphite and textile paint

A note about this image:
The right pant leg is hanging off of the edge of the page and there is a cut out space between the female characters two legs.
Pink is silhouetted and is also above the top edge of the page.

Even though there is only a vague connection here - snow leopard spots and a checkered pattern- I have been fascinated for ages by the way man adopts patterns, colors and shapes from the natural world - especially in terms of fashion. A few years back I was at the Natural History Museum in Berlin perusing the bird section. As I looked around I was convinced that a friend had taken inspiration from the bird exhibition and modeled his new hairstyle on one of the species I was looking at, at that very moment!

Nature is a beautiful and wondrous phenomena.
If only we as humans could be so creative.

p.s. I love her jumpsuit.

2 comments:

Steven Barich said...

April,
The patterns and the contextual relationship you are addressing is linked to exactly what I'm busy with in my atelier as well...AWESOME! Great image as well.

-Steven Barich

avg said...

thanks a lot steven!!