Help get the Kevlar Kimono seen

  The Kevlar Kimono is finished, but is currently languishing in my living room. That's not the best way for the message to get out, so I'm asking for help from YOU to help find venues for it to be seen. Have...

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Completed Kevlar© Kimono

  The kimono was completed in April 2014, just in time to be exhibited in an exhibit at the Coconino Center for the Arts here in Flagstaff. The response was overwhelmingly positive, starting at the opening,...

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Artist’s Statement

The idea for the Kevlar® Kimono originally came to me in 1998, when some anti-abortion protesters were becoming extremely radicalized. I bought two yards of Kevlar®, intending to make a bulletproof garment in which a woman could safely make her own reproductive...

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Kevlar® Kimono on display in Chandler, AZ

The kimono will be on display at the Vision Gallery in Chandler, Arizona, through January 18, 2015 as part of the Arizona chapter of Surface Design Association's exhibit, Explorations. For more information, including gallery hours,...

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Kimono on display through May 31 in Flagstaff

The Kevlar® Kimono, in progress since fall of 2012, is now complete and will be on display in Flagstaff April 12 through May 31, 2014 at the Coconino Center for the Arts*. This seven-foot tall silk and Kevlar sculptural garment, conceived in 1998 during the first wave...

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Almost complete

The Kevlar garment is complete, the silk kimono is finished, and I'm just finishing up the silk overpanel with the collages attached. And just in time, too, as the finished work will be delivered to the Coconino Center for the Arts for its unveiling in an exhibit...

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Silk kimono…check!

Well, almost. (But it feels so good to say it.) Still have to hem the garment, but it needs to hang for a while so it'll be even when I actually mark and sew the hem. I have to say, it's gorgeous, though the snapshot doesn't do it justice. Onto the next part, which is...

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Kevlar undervest completed!

The Kevlar® was actually fairly simple to sew with, aside from being kind of bulky, though it did fray like crazy. The fraying problem was solved by binding most of the seams. I used leftover snippets of the blue kimono fabric for those bindings, as well as for the...

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Collages in progress

I've made about 60 of the collages that will cover the surface of the kimono now. As I work on these small pieces, I am thinking about the individual stories behind each collage. Some of you, I know. Some of the people on the collage just trusted that I would do...

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Say “Choice”!

Have your photo taken at First Friday Artwalk, March 7, from 6 to 8 pm. I'll be at the Vhay Gallery (formerly Flagstaff Photography Center) on Heritage Square that evening, taking photos for the...

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