Wild Woman Collection Feature

Travel Portland Magazine has recently featured the Wild Woman Collection in an article by Eden Dawn, focusing on the voice and vision of our groundbreaking collaboration.
Details of the tour and the international reach of this project are still unfolding. We are very excited to share this look inside the line!

Every element of the collection — from the years-long timeline to working with a cross-country partner to a zero-profit model — goes against fashion industry norm. But Dyer says that for her, the message is the most important part. It all goes back to her thoughts during that protest march in January 2017: “We want to say that there are no walls, that diversity is powerful. That we all have this power to be strong and creative — the things women are.”

Looking back at install day with FORVLL Art Collective

I stumbled upon this photo from install day back in May for a show with the art collective FORVLL.
Preparing to hang, my pieces lay on the ground of a vacant industrial building on the Yonkers Waterfront that was transformed into a beautiful gallery space.
This was my second year participating in this show. I am very grateful to have had such a positive experience and interaction with the artistic community of Yonkers.

YAW install day

Anna

Anna
Cotton thread, wool felt, acrylic

This piece, Anna, speaks to the deeply harbored pain of intimate abuse. The figure remains in darkness with only a crack of light illuminating her face, seemingly from a door to a room which she remains inside.

This work was done freehand on my machine, without any preliminary sketching or composition. I feel this work deeply and see the slightly distorted proportions of the face to illustrate the disfiguring realities of this pain.

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Hayley's Madonna

This piece was commissioned for a woman whom to me is the embodiment of a mother. A nurturer and creator, she has given a home, a family and unconditional love to young women from all over the world, including myself.
During my time in Australia she gave me advice that I’ll never forget and told me to follow my art wherever it takes me.
I feel honored to create this piece for her, and I cannot wait to see it hanging in her home one day when I return to visit. 

Hand details: Sneak PeEk

I think the garment I am most excited to see finished is our faux fur striped coat. In between lines of thick white fur will be sixteen of these intricately stitched hands. 
I am very happy with the line work of these. Here are two pairs in progress. More details to be revealed later! 

This surreal combination of delicate hands and fur will be a striking and possibly a little frightening look. Looking forward to the runway!

hands embracing in progress
hands in progress

YONKERS ARTS WEEKEND

I will be showing this weekend, May 6-7 as part of the Yonkers Arts Weekend. The gallery is located at 86 Main Street, Yonkers, New York, on the 5th floor and open from 12-6pm both days.

I am showing my work through the artist platform Forvll -  http://www.forvll.com/

In a collaboration with some amazing New York artists, Forvll has curated a beautiful show for this weekend. The reception will be tomorrow, Saturday, from 3-6 pm. 

Please come by and see the show!

 

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