Sculpture > Conscientious Couture

Conscientious Couture is a collection of prominent, sculptural headwear that incorporates the social movement known as “do-it-yourself” (D.I.Y) which advocates creative activities that push beyond traditional design boundaries with both materials and techniques. The D.I.Y culture is based as a philosophy “using anything you can get your hands on to shape your own cultural identity.”

This body of work, consisting of fifteen sculptural objects that also functions as wearable art; represents a social and environmental role in creative recycling. Using techniques that include parts from readily available objects, such as headphones, for structural support along with traditional textile methods combined with ubiquitous materials allows for spontaneous and improvisational solutions.

Some sculptures are a combination of almost forty different objects and materials. The body functions as an intermediary storage solution, instead of materials being deposited in a landfill, with the head serving as a focal point. The art of dressing the head is a personal expression about the fashion of adornment and may exemplify one’s commitment to a sustainable course of action.

The late Alexander McQueen said, “Fashion provides freedom of thought and expression while championing the authority of imagination.” What one decides to wear in public reflects an individual’s personality and value system. The relationships between mundane and discarded materials can be read as a social document that presents a narrative about consumer culture.

This collection of sculptural headwear offers solutions on how consumer consumption can become a part of the continuous trend cycle through re-use. Transforming objects and related materials lead to solutions in waste management while simultaneously encouraging friendly environmental consumer behavior.

Untitled I
Photography
16X20 inches
2013
$250
Sculpture
13.5X11.5X8 inches
2013
$675
Untitled II
Photography
16X20 inches
2013
$250
Sculpture
5X13X13 inches
2013
$675
Untitled III
Photography
16X20 inches
2012
$250
Sculpture
11X13X10 inches
2013
$1450
Untitled IV
Photography
16X20 inches
2012
$250
Sculpture
12X10X13 inches
2013
$675
Untitled V
Photography
16X20 inches
2012
$250
Sculpture
6X4.5X17 inches
2013
$675
Untitled VI
Photography
16X20 inches
2012
$250
Sculpture
10.5X12X5 inches
2012
$700
Untitled VII
Photography
16X20 inches
2013
$250
Sculpture
10.5X13X10 inches
2013
Untitled VIII
Photography
16X20 inches
2013
$250
Sculpture
8.5X9X4.5inches
2013
Untitled IX
Photography
16X16.5X6 inches
2012
$250
Sculpture
16X16.5X6 inches
2012
$675
Untitled X
Photography
10X11.5X4.5inches
2013
$250
Sculpture
10X11.5X4.5inches
2013
$700
Untitled XI
Photography
16X20 inches
2012
$250
18X17X8 inches
2012
$375
Untitled XII
Photography
16X20 inches
2012
$250
Sculpture
12X9X0.25 inches
2012
$700
Untitled XIII
Photography
16X20 inches
2013
$250
Untitled XIV
Photography
16X20 inches
2013
$250
Untitled XV
Photography
24X36 inches
2013
$500
Sculpture
24X18X18 inches
2012
$1250
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2013
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2013
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2013
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