Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Ruffs

The Artist and His Wife by Peter Paul Rubens, 1609

I am a big fan of Peter Paul Rubens and the entire Flemish school of painters. I have been able to see many masterpieces during my stay in Belgium which, given my love for the Baroque, has been truly remarkable. I was also taken by the ruffs and lace collars depicted in so many of these paintings and decided to make a few of my own for the show, also indulging my interest in lace. Here's a little glimpse...they are constructed in a similar way with the material gathered on satin ribbon and use lace in four different formats: paper, plastic, cotton, and metal. I wanted the pieces to echo the original style and look luxurious.
 plastic lace

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