Creativity is all of life's actions.
Clothing, wearable art--call it what you want and be gorgeous. Or consider it Sculpture.
Inspiration came from the feather capes of the Hawaiian royalty. Add the Maori kings and the women who chanted power into the capes, and the mask makers of Bali who believe their creations have souls. By donning a mask, a performer takes on its spirit. The title refers to the fact that no birds had to die for their beauty or ours. This piece was first shown at the Cahoon Museum of American Art and later at the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards. .
EVENING COATS ALOHA SHIRTS FOR MEN SHAWLS & SCARVES
More than art to wear, the evening coats of light habotai silk with charmeuse trim are like standing in a waterfall or in the moonlight of a tropical evening.
The Ultimate Aloha Shirt $500
Custom painted, custom, sewn, custom fit for men, this is hand painted silk unlike any other. Visit the NEWS! page for more images. To assure the best fit, provide your favorite fitting shirt as a template, and let the elegant fun of wearable art begin!
Women's Jewel-toned blouses $300 and up
Make a great entrance or exit in cool and elegant silk teetops slit on each shoulder & bottom
SCARVES are available without fringe in rectangles of varying sizes.
The Abiquiu Scarves in Winter Sunrise and Summer Sunset
Parrotbeak heliconia scarf Hibiscus Scarf
Only once have I hand-painted for another designer--superstar Mary McFadden. Here is a jacket with a Celtic motif designed and painted by Beth Surdut. The style is McFadden's own.
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