Currently, the Experience Music Project (otherwise known as the EMP) in Seattle has several fun exhibits:
Wood is shaped into big hoop skirts; leather into a horse’s head and beautifully tooled spiral designs; metal into delicately-rendered, intricate body armor; felt into a one-piece outfit that uses nothing besides the felt of the outfit itself for fasteners, and out-of-this-world platform shoes. These are just a few of the wonders.
The art is all from a museum in Wellington, New Zealand which hosts a yearly competition and then creates a Cirque du Soleil-like performance of the entered pieces.
The exhibit includes an eight-minute video on three huge screens of the wearable art worn in performances. It's so enthralling I stayed and re-watched it again as there is no way you can capture all the visuals in one viewing.
Click here to see a video highlighting past WOW creations.
Check out the below slideshow to see photos from the exhibition.
If you love craftsmanship, imagination, beauty, fashion, and fantasy, you must see this exhibit! It’s a rare opportunity to see this fantastical, wearable art in person.
Author and artist, Kathryn V. White's most recent book, Rumble Tumble Joy: A Journey for Healing, Inspiration, and Wholeness, is a finalist in the 2014 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Her art is available as fine art prints. Find out more at: www.kathrynVwhite.com