PELT is an experiment in material estrangement. Made from raw, un-spun sheep’s wool, the garments in this collection restore the dialogue between man and animal. These minimally processed fibers, knit in a flurry of knots and bobbles, become sweaters that do not disguise their material origins, do not obey the contours of the human body, do not give up their independence.
Each piece is a SECOND SKIN: a source of comfort, a temporary shelter, a reminder of an animal’s gift.
pelt (noun) skin, hide, fleece, coat, fur
This collection will be on view at the Textile Art Center in Brooklyn, NY from January 13th – February 24th 2012.
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Photographer. Xi Sinsong
Model. Samantha Ruggiero
Stylist. Emily Bess
Make Up Artist. Misha Shazada
Hair Stylist. Sonia Castleberry
Nail Artist. Julie Kandalec