“Golden Threads” emerged as a convergence of kindred spirits in the artistic realm. Inspired by Helen Gory’s thought-provoking exhibition, “In My Room” (2018), Jody found herself deeply moved and decided that her next window display’s dress would be crafted within the thematic confines of Gory’s work.
Jody’s geometric-patterned dress complemented Helen’s artistry, forming a visually striking tableau where both pieces conversed with an almost eloquence.
As night descended, a transformative metamorphosis unfolded, imbuing both works with a new dimension of intrigue and mystery. Against the backdrop of darkness, Helen’s abstract collage and Jody’s dress united, evoking scenes reminiscent of a Hitchcockian film—a captivating fusion of artistry that enraptured all who beheld it.
Artwork Helen Gory. Hand-printed silk Mirjam Aigner.
Jody describes some of her processes below:
Creating this piece had its own artistic process. I first sampled the dress from calico to approve the fit and form.
I cut the largest pattern pieces of printed silk first. These were then laid out, so I could see where to add the collage elements to the design.
The skirt has 8 gores or panels. Each panel features individual design detail to form a collage. I created this as I went along.
Precise stitching of right angles an a curved cap sleeve in contrasting printed silk.
Cut out shape inspired by architecture paired with a contrasting inset collar.
Every angle of the dress displays intricate detail and finishing.
The golden elements of the dress also complimented other works of Helen’s as shown in this Atelier shot.