Earlier this week I was in the rural parts of iowa, traveling highway 30 - the great lincoln highway. This is an amazing time to be in iowa, witnessing the harvest + fall colors. i started writing about the connection of harvest to ceremony. It is a form of ceremony to harvest the corn or soybeans - certain tasks the farmers complete - process - year after year. Ceremony is the theme i will be working on for the next installment of LADYFITS.
i've been collecting post-ceremony garments.....wedding gowns...hideous to most for the over abundant details - designs that someone needed to say stop....edit. i enjoy these over designed garments the most. There are a lot of possibilites in resourcing parts - a form of post-ceremony dissection to a wedding gown. They get donated to a thrift store....forgotten. how can these post-ceremony garments be resourced in daily life again?
How do we define the garments that are ceremony vs. garments that are not ceremony?
how i get ready - putting together a composition for the day's tasks - my form of ceremony....
what i wear is my ceremonial garment - it's in the discussions - stories - oral history through textiles
FALL COLORS LADY