When I attended ASU, my wife Vesna and I caught a show at the museum of the fabrics professor Mark Newport. Mark’s work features mainstream comic art and concepts in new ways– he knits actual costumes and is photographed wearing them or in process of creating them, and he crochets on actual comic covers.
Partly because of my love of comics and partly because Mark is so cheeky and damn good at his craft, the show has burned brightly in my mind for years, and I’ve long wanted to work fabrics into my photos as a mixed media piece somehow. My wife Vesna, who does fabrics, has long lamented we hadn’t done a true collaberative art piece, so we created a shoot with model Hattie Watson with more than a bit of miming.
We’re still in the process of creating final images, but I’m already getting new ideas for refining the concept and exploring more stitched environments.