Sunday, 27 October 2013

Susie MacMurray - Widow 2009

On visiting The Galley of Costume in Manchester I came across a stunning dress made by Manchester based artist Susie MacMurray. It is constructed from black nappa leather embellished with over 100,000 long silver adamantine pins. The dress is not only strikingly beautiful but it has sombre undertones as well because the dress is entitled 'Widow,' it was created to be a visual representation of her grief on being widowed. The use of leather and pins serves as a way to stimulate the pain associated with grief and loss. The dress is the fourth in a series of figurative pieces and I think that the combination of using unforgiving materials such as pins and leather works beautifully in representing her loss in a unique way.

All photos taken by myself

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