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.

September 12, 2009

wing dress update: does this insect dream of swallow?

i've taken a lengthy break from
my beloved, neglected project, the wing dress

i was on vacation
vacating from....me, so
those of you who interacted with me this summer
that wasn't me you were talking to

more on that later


i was concentrating on this entity
one of the very few who gets away with
being so inconsistent

see?




but i didn't totally abandon my project
for example
this is what i've been seeing
the first thing in the morning

look



notice a panel tacked right behind the bodice
that's the "alternate" front panel

invasion of alternate ideas...
that's what happens
when you sit on something long enough

below:
that's me, back from vacation
putting on the paper model of the dress
showing off the "done" side



now, please look at the below photo

the left, the current version, versus
the right (see the darkest line drawn with curve heavier than the left),
the new idea

r "flows" more with ease with the rest
but l shows the feeling of hesitation,
"feeling the pull but..." feel

feel it?


so what's the biggie, you may say
well,
although i like the new idea
if i change the stride on front,
i may have to speed up the rest as well

see,
i could keep revising the paper model
and remain in a loop, or
just make one and get speedy later if i prefer

hence
the
decision time...



putting it on would give me some idea
now,
i've used some models in the past
but it didn't go too well
for none of them were "one of us"
but most of all, were just too...weird

so i opted for suiting myself up

wha? my "do"?
no that's not do they're antennae
i've been an insect all this summer
buzzing, singing, flying but mostly
dreaming of gliding like swallow
going so fast
further out of harm's way
slashing atmosphere in half...

below:
see me dreaming?



just to add one more visual assault
here's a new video log on the matter



thanks for your visit!!

p.s.
thankyu eve for the bug inspiration ;^]