Magic Feather Dress

Susan Holmes
1995

Type Costumes
Title Magic Feather Dress
Measurements Medium
Materials.Medium Silk (textile)
Materials.Support Dye
Techniques Dyeing
Techniques Stencils (images)
Creator.Personal name Susan Holmes
Role Artist
Date.Creation 1995
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Auckland Museum
ID Number poi_ap_suho_004
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Subject A variety of feathers, in different shapes and sizes.
Hand-stencilled feathers printed onto the dyed background.
Subject Silk dress, printed with feathers.
Relation.part of Series of wearable art pieces done in the late 1990's
Description This glamorous pure silk dress has been hand-dyed and hand-stencilled. It was designed to float and billow when worn. The fine work is typical of the costumes and garments made by Susan in the 1990's. It was bought by the Auckland Museum for their textile collection. Photo by Phil Fogle.
Source Susan Holmes
Susan Holmes provided information about this work in 2000.
Source Jean Clarkson
Reseacher, image analysis and interpretation.
Rights Susan Holmes
Permission was given by the artist to present this work on the NZDA.

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