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.

May 29, 2009

wing dress update: like a caterpillar crawling...

early summer...
when days are long and every little path is
filled with fragrance and stray caterpillars
while young swallows hone their flying skills
and make me fear for my life...


watcyu been doing all this time
betraying ya own project...

well
i been

sniffin the mood enhancers...
(that's jasmin, fella)



hanging out with friends on the beach...



have had some crafty (mis)adventures...



experimenting in culinary lab
finding cosmos in a kitchen bowl...



...and this!

evidence of hard work



my wing dress project has been
taking place in secrecy

below:
making progress in an incubator













below:
latest, as of may 29th, 2009
almost ready for the next task



if you are here for the first time:
the above pattern that is drawn on paper
will be traced onto fabric of my choice
then
be painted in, using acid-type fabric dye


below:
...and when would that be? he asks



see you
in a while

thankyu for your visit

May 22, 2009

i will mangle your mind...: ron asheton (1948-2009)

one mid-seventies day
i had a fateful encounter with a song
that changed me forever
listened to it once and
i knew i could never be the same

at the dawn of my teenage years
a door got kicked open
a line been crossed
a beast had awakened
and i knew i was in trouble

(been in it ever since)

full track of "no fun" found on our tube



instinctively i knew
i must hide my being driven mad like that
if i was to escape the army of
sweet and shaming japanese community

since then
"outside the society" became
where i wanted to be
but trying to get there was
no easy matter because

doing the things
generally considered
"outside"
(and i did them to my wimpy maximum)
still didn't feel
quite...outside


at this point in 2009
overdone "outside" demeanor had
long lost its edge
after all, outside can't be reached from outside
but the door once kicked open
has been left open
and it's alive, well and inviting
in their recording made some 40 years ago




an article/ report on billboard site on his passing in jan.'09

another page in oral history style,
paying respect to the other half of the way-advanced guitar-bass pair