Thursday, June 25, 2009

Andrea Zittel & J. Morgan Puett

Above: Andrea Zittel
Below: all J. Morgan Puett

I first recall coming across the work of Andrea Zittel and J. Morgan Puett in the 90's as an art student. Now that I am learning to make clothing, I find myself thinking about the work of these artists. The last photograph is a part of a project by J. Morgan Puett: "RN: The Past, Present and Future of the Nurses Uniform." Interesting stuff- sort of historical document melded with science fiction. Although I'm not too sure how practical a garment with an opening down to one's you- know- what would be for a nurse. It would keep the patients entertained I suppose ;)

*** And...Please check this out: The Uniform Project
"The Uniform Project is also a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India. At the end of the year, all contributions will go toward Akanksha’s School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for slum children in India."

Sheena, the force behind the Project, has pledged to wear 1 dress for a year. Every day she reinvents the dress with layers, accessories- most of which are vintage, handmade, or hand-me-downs, and then posts a photograph of the results.
So inventive...and it's for a great cause.

1 comment:

janis said...

Thanks for posting on The Uniform Project. It shows what you can do with a little imagination and great accessories. Above all - good cause. xo