Since the middle of February, we have been collecting trash in the JP Creative Cave. No, we didn’t become hoarders. We decided to participate in the Fresno Art Museum’s Trashique 2013. Is there a better way to celebrate Earth Day than building over-the-top fashions out of recycled materials? We think not.
Artists from across the Central Valley, including the JP Creative Team, drew inspiration for their garment from a handful of chosen artists. Yours truly was assigned Frank Gehry, award-winning and world-renowned contemporary architect.
We gathered scrap metal, bolts, leftover canvas, chicken wire, duct tape and more to construct the dress. These unconventional materials were chosen to reflect and imitate similar materials and shapes that Gehry uses in his architecture, from initial sketches to the finished buildings.
“My dad was a machinist, so I applied the metal work skills and materials that I remember from childhood when making the dress,” said Vicken Massoyan, Graphic Designer.
On Saturday, April 20, the fashion show was complete with a fire-eater, live art piece, music, local food, drinks and plenty of support for the local arts community.
“It was nice getting out of your comfort zone and working on a project with a team for a common goal. The event was so well put together that you felt that you were in Los Angleles or Paris. It was complete eye candy, with live performances and fine artists creating amazing works of art all through the event,” Bryan Pickens remarked on the event.
We loved participating in Trashique 2013. A special thanks to our lead designers Lauren Tinnin, Bryan and Vicken and our model Olivia Loren.
Take a look at all of the pictures in our Trashique 2013 Facebook Album.
By Anna Gonzalez
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