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.

August 5, 2010

wing dress update: goodbye to the excess - new video

perhaps due to
my own, personal internal server error
i am absolutely out of the zone
no words flowing, blank
in the most profound way but

that's alright, maybe it's better that way

now that my chattering had ceased, we can
let the pictures do the talking

stills from a new addition to the
"wing dress in the making" video log series

if you are here for the first time-
i am documenting the process of how a dress with painted/dyed feathers is made
and i am now at the stage of washing off the excess dye from dyed--steam-set dress panels
you may have seen images of "traditional" kyoto-kimono folks standing in a clear-watered river holding strands of kimono fabrics to do the aforementioned

what you are about to see is a slightly off the trad path version of the same

majority of water scenes in this video were shot in the sea
this is pretty much the first time i
went out with a camera when there were some waves
(and returned with some footage and the camera)

one thing, towards the end
you get to see some excess dye
drifting off of fabric grain...

like this

i know
i chatter anyways

so here we go, the new video
hope you enjoy!

my special thanks goes out to mr. Terry Nails,
for the use of his fantastic song "big mo'", a very unusual 'surf' music

his music including this tune is available at:
Trade Bit

if you're here for the first time:
making of this dress, and the preceding version of it
has been documented here in this blog

thank you for your visit!