Monday, March 9, 2015


Genesis, January 2015
polyester, muslin, paracord, panty hose, piping, plastic wrap

______My final drawing class was presented with a most excellent opportunity this semester where we were able to work with composer Anthony Braxton by responding to his works and having it shown next to his illustrative music compositions in a gallery off campus. The composition I received was an hour long symphony of an exciting women making the most fantastically wacky sounds with her voice and some crazy saxophones. Braxton's approach to making music is pretty abstract with a grounding in tradition, so I tried to respond accordingly.

______We ended up in a magazine, too, so that's snazzy.


______I'm not going to explain anything but I will neither confirm nor deny the reference to eggs in this piece. You take that as what you want. My apologies in advance for the short post (you will be compensated with a fortune cookie with an ambiguous fortune this week, but only if you purchase the fortune cookie yourself), but I've gotta run around in a crazy-looking kimono I constructed that's connected to another kimono by a rope that measures somewhere around two-hundred and sixty feet. In public. And hopefully not trip people with my rope.

______Godspeed, my stylish comrades.



LyddieGal said...

Glad to hear your piece was well received, congrats on being published too!

Hope you had fun running around in your kimono, and didn't take anyone out in the process!
Chic on the Cheap


Oh, how very cool! Congratulations and well done. It looks like it turned out very nice. Happy spring to you dear. <3
Highland Hiatus

Hoda Katebi said...

Oh my that is such a neat piece! You are so talented with mixed media, really! Also CONGRATS on getting into a magazine!! (haha you say, so nonchalantly!)

<(') hoda | joojoo azad


Cool :)

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Oh wao, what an AMAZING opportunity!!! I love what you came up with, your creativity seems to have no boundaries. Congratulations Ali, so proud of you!