Making of a silk dress with a wing painted on it.
With dye in color blue black.
Realistic feathers placed unrealistically.
A long story told as is.
By artist/escapist Yuko Nagai, currently Miss Sore Thumb in a rural Japanese town
who rambles about random stuff as well.
Read on.
Thank you.

June 11, 2013

process never ends: a new blog

hi.

i'm back briefly to
let you know that i have a

new blog called "dreamt of you"


there, i write about
the making process of new piece(s)
and various inspiration sources i deem notable

(insert a unified cry: what's newww?)

i try to be as subjective...which is as usual,
as "unedited" in attitude,
while as polished as i can possibly be in aesthetics

one can only aim

you be the judge, for
i am very busy being subjective


so visit, perhaps, when you get a moment
and can't think of any other way to kill it

it'd be nice to see you there


thanks for coming by
yuko

below:
sample shot from the june'13 post


February 19, 2012

wing dress update: hard to say goodbye

(for the first time visitors:
welcome to my blog.
i have been writing about the
making-of process of dresses with a wing painted-dyed on them
and this is the final post, as the dresses are made, the process feels done.
please do check out the past posts on the subject as well.)


took me so long to prepare this post
last few months, moving forward felt ever so challenging
no wonder, my feet were glued to the ground, cold.

but where there's sticky, there's goo gone
(that's a remover, friends)
so as the winter months moved forward
so did i. slowly.

below:
beauty and the firepost
one winter day

by the way
this beach is the very place where
i found a bird carcass responsible for this whole dress project

yes, the wing dress idea originated from seeing a dead bird, and
here's the post from may 2007 about the influential dead

so dressy,
watcyou think of your ancestor?

below:
can i borrow your coat...?


anyhow
below are some of my favorite shots of
the dressy, the wing dress velocity model

please take a moment and have a look at..

the next three:
i must thank the winter breeze for
giving nice movements to the dressy
while keeping my head very clear



then the dressy got bored and started watching the waves...
in a rare still moment


in closing this final post,
i would like to thank you all for coming by
been 4 years and 8 months since i started this blog
i went on and on about everything in the beginning
and as time gone by, i found myself having much less to say

the following is the "epilogue" video with
all-star cast of
the dead, the dressy, the breezy and the firepost



i thought of many ways to
stay in touch with those of you who regularly check on my journey
(you are appreciated much more than you know!)
newsletters, new blog, new tweeting...you name it, i thought of it
but in the end i opted for just
going into creative mode (ie. incubation) for a while
for there are much more wanting to be born

i promise to share with you my new processes in a while
until then,

thank you for your visit, and
cheers to your process!!

with whole lotta love,
yuko


January 10, 2012

new year's greetings

it's been on my mind, to
complete this project - my process blog - properly

proper as i see fit

while the time has done what it normally does - flew!



please excuse me for my absence last few months, somehow
it felt very 'forced' to publish my next post so... i didn't


in fact,
i had been traveling through california this past month
and did what i usually do on new year's day


below:
the first dawn above naked hills of valencia, california

yes, the first dawn thingy, anyhow...

i wish you a very happy 2012
may your dreams in your heart grow strong
and materialize one by one...

...or whatever you wish for

the last post is coming very soon
thanks for your visit as always!