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« on: October 13, 2008 10:05:40 PM »

So this summer I took a mixed media class and for my final project I wanted to ask the question, "Is it art?"

I believe that art is defined differently by every person.  What is art to one may not be art to another.  So I took images from a high fashion magazine and printed them onto fabric.  I then made a dress and got a friend of mine to wear it to the local bar and I asked people there, "Is the dress art?" and recorded their answers.  I only allowed people to answer yes or no because I knew that with me, the artist, sanding there they wouldnt want to hurt my feelings by just plan saying no...they would want to explain (people can be so nice but i needed real answers  Cheesy )

Anyway in my class we talked about how if the dress was displayed in the on campus art gallery that most people would just accept it as art and not question it.  That is why I took it out to the bar so that I could get answers from people who werent art students and who wouldnt really be influenced by where the dress was. 

I got a lot of yes's which kinda surprised me (I thought all the dunk people wouldbe more of a 'no' crowd lol) but it was soo much fun having to ask all the people.

Any-hoo sorry for rambling on and on...its what I do   Wink  But here are some pictures of my dress I made...

This is the front of the dress:


This is a close up of the front top:


This is a close up of the front bottom:


This is the sides:




Im a graphic designer and not a great sewer so excuse the bad job on making the dress...and my messy dorm room Grin

I would love to know what you guys think.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008 10:13:31 PM »

This sounds like it was a really neat experiment. I like it, personally. Art is an odd thing, like you said, and high fashion can be so tacky Tongue

I like that you took it out of context to see what people really think without being told that it was an artwork from the beginning. I hope you got a good mark in your class Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008 11:35:31 PM »

This is amazing. I agree that the bar was a great idea. Awesome job!
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008 10:03:26 AM »

I think it's brilliant! I'd wear it in a heartbeat. Very cool idea...I'm going to see what I can do with it. And your idea of the getting honest and unbiased data was inspired. Great job and I hope your grade reflects it!
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008 10:59:24 AM »

Thanks soo much!! I am so glad ya'll liked it! I had so much fun doing it and it makes me smile that people are seeing and liking my art  Cheesy

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