Displayable Wearable Art: Painting on Leather Jackets

Industrially- and mass-produced objects become personalized as unique individuals use them.

I glean the history of an object from how it has been formed, folded, scratched, colored, stretched, cut, and more. Then I recover and enhance the hidden dynamics of, in this case, used leather jackets. Through my improvisational process, visual evidence on the surface becomes more pronounced or is acknowledged or eliminated. I use leather friendly and durable acrylic paints.

My challenge is to experience and respond closely to the characteristic qualities of a found item.


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