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Monday, March 15, 2010

Working on a Petticoat with Do-Ho Suh in Mind

You've probably noticed that I like the way light shines through semi transparent material or paper. While working on my granddaughter's petticoat, it reminded me in a very small and very humble way of the art work of Do-Ho Suh. His fabric interiors are amazingly detailed, incredible creations of some of the spaces he has lived in. I've done a bit of sewing in my day, but was blown away when I first viewed these interiors. It is hard enough to sew with a pattern, but this? And with sheer fabric--difficult fabric to sew with! How did he do this? I was somewhat disappointed to know he had used the help of master seamstresses. I wanted to believe the impossible! But, however they're made--they are quite beautiful, I would love to see these in person--to walk inside those rooms!

Seoul Home 1999

348 West 22nd St. 2003

348 West 22nd St. Corridor 2003



Staircase, 2003

6 comments:

michaela said...

funny the first thing i noticed was my mini mouse hanger. I still have a few of those from soooo many years ago. But i love the petticoat---how much fun.

Martha Miller said...

i've seen pictures of his installations, too, that have blown my mind! oh, to have a hundred studio assistants...
P is going to LOVE that petticoat!!!

Susan Beauchemin said...

Hi Michaela, It's amazing that we still have those old mini mouse hangers! I hope the petticoat comes out OK, I'm not using a pattern, but just sewing ruffle upon ruffle--so I'm not knowing how long to cut the lengths and I'm having to piece it as I go. It should be fun to wear, even if it's not that much fun to make!

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Hi Martha, Does he have that many studio assistants? He does have installations with numerous items, like thousands upon thousands of one thing--dog tags, or little sculptures of people. He could use the extra hands! I wouldn't know what to do with a hundred studio assistants! Maybe build me a studio, then send them all home!

Dean Grey said...

I never heard of Do-Ho Suh unitl now, Susan!

Unbelievable! Those fabric rooms almost seem impossible!

I'd love to live in one but the dry cleaning bill would be through the roof!

-Dean

Susan Beauchemin said...

Ha ha Dean! Look him up he does some other crazy obsessive stuff--I guess art is a safe place for that.

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