Sunday, August 31, 2008

Anni Rapinoja

My friend Sarah and her mother recently saw Anni Rapinoja's show, 'Wardrobe of Nature II' at PS1. They brought me back the catalog as it reminded them of my senior art show in college (wow...which was...10 years did that happen??). I wish I could have seen these pieces in person, they seem incredible.

The Finnish artist created shoes, baby booties, handbags, jackets, all from materials of nature; pussy willow, cowberry leaves, reeds.

She actually created the structure as well out of tissue paper hardened with rye porridge (ie, she didn't just stick leaves on a pair of shoes). Amazing.

Thank you Sarah and Gail for thinking of me and giving me the catalog!