My coworker’s niece participated in a statewide wearable art show at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond last month. She was assigned an artwork to use as inspiration, hers was the tapestry of Moses and the Burning Bush you see behind her in the photos below. Her dress, entitled Wake Up Call, was made entirely of natural fibers (burlap, twine and painted book pages – specifically, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring) to communicate how the deteriorating environment is out present day burning bush. She won runner-up in the “Green” category so her dress will be on display at the museum through January.
If that was the runner-up, I’d love to see what the winning dress looked like! Next time I’m in the Richmond area, I’ll have to stop by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – looks like they have an amazing collection.
Photos courtesy of the Wood Family