Peace Cloak

Jean Clarkson

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Type Outfits
Made for Pasifika Fashion Show 1996.
Title Peace Cloak
Measurements.Dimensions 1.20m x 3.50m
Materials.Medium Desutti Canvas.
Materials.Support Printing Ink
Techniques Screen Printed
The pattern was drawn directly on the screen with greasy crayon. This is printed then more crayon is added and then printed in a contrasting colour.
Techniques Hand-Painted
Techniques Appliqued
Creator.Personal name Jean Clarkson
Role Artist
Date.Creation 1996
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
ID Number poi_ap_jecl+_003
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Style/Period.Style Pacific
Culture Pacific
Subject Triangles, leaves, patterns, feathers, shells.
Subject Pacific patterns and motifs.
The cloak was covered in patterns similar to those found on old tapa.(a cloth made from the bark of the paper mulberry tree.)
Subject Nuclear -free Pacific.
The cloak and was part of a costume calling for a Nuclear Free Pacific.The lavlava worn under it had a atomic bomb explosion printed on it and the staff was an anti- nuclear symbol.
Relation.part of Body of work protesting Nuclear testing in the Pacific.
Description This mixed media costume was created to protest Nuclear testing in the Pacific. It had a lavalava(simple piece of cloth tied around the waist to make a skirt.) with an anti-nuclear print and a large staff with the Nuclear-Free symbol incorporated in it. There were printed sections, appliqued pieces, as well as shells and feathers sewn on to the cloak. The costume won the traditionally inspired section of the Pasifika Fashion event in 1996.
Source Jean Clarkson
Jean Clarkson provided the image analysis and interpretation about this work in 2000.
Rights Jean Clarkson
Permission has been given by the artist to present this work in the NZDA.
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