Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Susan got crafty

AS art can be a 'motherbitch' (this is Pamela's excellent word) but sometimes all goes well. This corset was the final outcome of a project entitled 'The Figure' So I made a corset out of cardboard and then spray painted it gold and attacked it with shoe polish to make it all antiquey and stuff. Here is my lovely friend "Janet" resplendently modelling it for me. She has perfected the 'you disgust me' face, no?



Rolling out those barrels took a year I tell you. Haha. Plug socket, that's what you get for using your kitchen as a set.

I know you can see inside the tubular things but I ran out of spraypaint alright.

If you think it's crap or have any suggestions do tell me, I enjoy constructive criticism.

8 comments:

Kool Thing said...

NO MORE CORSETRY!!! Sorry, I'm in the middle of writing a history of corsetry from 1850 to the present day and it is draining the life out of me!! Your one looks really cool though; for my final outcome, my corset needs to be sustainable so I'm going for reclaimed fabric, inspired by NOKI NHS. (I don't know if you know him, he's pretty low-key, in the new-school Gareth Pugh, Christopher Kane group. And he's from Aberdeen, like me.) Your blog rules.

Wendy said...

This is insane! You are so god damn creative, it makes me sick with jealously. I am so reminded of Balenciaga here. Its so perfect!

selinaoolala said...

oh my GOD that's amazing! it's actually jaw dropping! I love the details on the bust and the tiers of barrels- wow i'm so impressed!

ღ mey ♥¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨♥ღ said...

omg what is it?
hahaha greta ;)
xx

Aisha said...

crap, what?
not at all!. it's one of the coolest corsets i've ever seen! wish i was at least the half of creative you are!

stupidcupcake said...

I really like it.
Not something I would were on everyday basic though. But at themes club night or something it would be very cool! If I had made it, I would make the "skirt"/ the ruffels a littel longer...

Nay'Chelle said...

That is crazy! Quite possibly the most amazing DIY I've ever seen.

Sheryl Wong said...

absolutely awesome! I love this! the colors, the shape, everything about it!