Dragon Fish

Susan Holmes

Type Costumes
Made for the NZ Wearable Art competition.
Title Dragon Fish
Measurements Medium
Costume made to fit medium build model.
Materials.Medium Silk (textile)
Materials Recycled baskets and split cane.
Techniques Dyeing
The silk was dyed with acid dyes.
Techniques Stencils (images)
Creator.Personal name Susan Holmes
Role Artist
Date 1996
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
NZ Wearable Art own two costumes, Susan made a copy for exhibition and travel.
ID Number poi_ap_suho_003
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Style/Period.Style Wearable Art
Subject Fish head-piece, silk wings with cane ribs, silk dress.
The costume has large fins to resemble a gurnard, a common fish found in New Zealand waters.
Subject Fish costume made of dyed silk and cane.
Made specifically for Wearable Art competition.
Relation.part of Collection of wearable art costumes.
Description This beautiful costume won the Supreme Award as overall winner in the 1996 New Zealand Wearable Art award. It has extendable, movable fins, a fish-like mask made from cane and baskets, and an elegant ruched under-dress. The photographer was Phil Fogle.
Source Susan Holmes
Susan Holmes provided information about this work in 2000.
Source Jean Clarkson
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation.
Rights Susan Holmes
Permission was given by the artist to present this work in the NZDA.

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