Clothing Label Skirt

Putting together the pieces for my new art doll, Grace

Representing: Arizona, California, New York, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, M0ldova, Peru, Thailand, USA, Hong Kong, Israel, Mexico, Russia, Australia, Honduras, and Maldivas

…so far.

Also starring: Victoria Ashley, Calvin Klein, Fuzz Jeans, Chico’s, F&F, Michael Stars, Start Cody, Fruit of the Loom, Reiss, Lane Bryant, Jones New York, Victoria’s Secret, Xhileration, Charter Club, BlueAsphalt, STARINA, Old Navy, Cobra, Eileen West, Accomplice, CJBanks, Paris Blues, Silk House, HOLLISTER, Silk, j. jill, White Stag, My Michelle, J. Crew, Jaclyn Smith, tapemeasure, MERONA, Carolyn Taylor, Loft, french kitty, french dressing, whimsy, TRIBAL, rave, Rgl New York, brenda lim, Calispia, Mosiimo, Isaac Mizrahi, Route 66, August Silk, Zenana, Jay Jacobs, AVALANCHE, no boundaries, GAP, ClassicGirl, Rampage, Poetry, derek heart and PRETTY GOOD

Starring Sizes: Extra small, petite, to extra large, one size fits all and Jumbo

Grace' Outer Skirt

International representation: this is fabric I am hand sewing with clothing labels (thanks everyone) onto ribbon for the outer skirt. I am entranced by all the colors, the fabrics, the words…not just words, but names and places…representing a lot of countries (probably some sweatshops, sadly). For me reflects our lives, how we clothe ourselves in other people’s ideas. How art is never original but always built upon another idea.

About jodynash

I am a textile artist with a background in printmaking and photography. I received my BFA from UC Davis in 1996. Found objects hold a fascination for me partly because of their random nature, but also because it feels right to re-purpose and reuse instead of discard. I suppose my desire to see things gain new life results from my long experience as a Registered Nurse. There is no easy explanation for why I make dolls. As most artists will tell you, we are simply compelled in one way or another. In that, I have been all over the map, to be sure: painting in oils and acrylic, printmaking, silk painting, writing poetry, singing, and dancing. Making these dolls, for now, just feels right and good. That all the wire-twisting, stitches, beading, modeling, and painting are hand-work means a return to the investment of energy into each piece in a way we rarely see in our tech-driven, factory processed products. In addition they are locally produced, and often customized specifically to a customer's design. My skill and approach are always evolving. I am always a student, though often a teacher. I am fortunate to live in beautiful Napa, California, a source for my inspiration and peace, with my equally talented and ever so witty husband.
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