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Carole Waller Handpainted Georgette Silk “Offcut” Blouse

$395.00

Carole Waller is a fine art painter who specializes in painting with fabric dye directly onto cloth for the purpose of making completely unique painted clothing. What differentiates her work is the contemporary voice that she brings to her work, mining her interior mind, combining influences from her late artist husband and partner, Gary Wood. The power of words is infused in her work, along with a richness of color that defines each piece. Carole began making wearables in 1986, and as happens with many artists, time passes and the work becomes more about abstraction than shape. She trained in painting at Canterbury College of Art, followed by achieving an MA at Cranbrook Academy of Art near Detroit. Her work is featured in many books on contemporary textiles and is found in museums such as the V&A, private collections and contemporary galleries internationally. We have worked with Carole for about 15-20 years.

• “The ‘Offcut’ Collection : I have been making painted clothes and scarves since 1987 – and have one dressmaker. She cuts each piece out and gives me back the leftover painted cloth. My project this year was to make new things with these offcuts and I have made a series of paintings/collages and constructions exploring the negative spaces surrounding the abstract shapes of the remnants of the making process. This in turn got me drawing. I started drawing the shapes – making paper stencils to screen print new images to play with their relationships in a new collection of clothes and scarves in cotton and silk. Recycling and reinventing – slow and circular fashion.” Carole Waller

• Button down, standing collar, 3/4- sleeves georgette silk blouse

• Semi-sheer georgette, handpainted on black background with bold shapes in yellow, turquoise, red, yellow, orange

• No pockets

• 46″ around at bust, 26″ long in front, 28″ long in back; best fits sizes 8-10

Recommend dry cleaning or cold water hand wash, hang to dry and steam out wrinkles

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