Hoard Couture

We burned.....

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This wearable art gown visually conceptualizes the 2018 California wild fire season, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire season on record with a total of 8,527 fires that burned an area of 1,893,913 acres (766,439 ha), the largest area of burned acreage recorded in a fire season. The skirt is hand painted with overlays of sheer textiles as nature is fragile. The hemline is fire…chaotic, layered, and unpredictable. The bodice is comprised of 2,000 hand cut “leaves”, each one individually charred or burned  They are made from cartons, wrappers, packaging, textiles, photos, greeting cards and so on, items of our lives that are lost to fire.