Hik’yan k’uust’anaay Frog Bustle Dress

$325.00

A divine structure. A massive painting is needed to create the full landscape of the Bustle Dress. Inspired by 1930’s dressing gowns, the dress is snug in the bosom and open in the front; flaring out in movement. Elegant and sexy, it is a feminine landscape that captures all the geographic curves.

Bustle up for sass or down for elegance, to coffee in jeans, to the pool over a bathing suit or garnishing a sleek gown to the opera. It all works with the Bustle Dress. A client bought one to wear to the beach on holidays and she reported that many children followed her down the beach. Pick one colour for the polka dot bubbles and Yáahl, G̱úud,Tsai will procure the rest.

Hlk’itgáa çáwtlaak hl ta ýánjuudaang. I’m ordering a new dress.

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A divine structure. A massive painting is needed to create the full landscape of the Bustle Dress. Inspired by 1930’s dressing gowns, the dress is snug in the bosom and open in the front; flaring out in movement. Elegant and sexy, it is a feminine landscape that captures all the geographic curves.

Bustle up for sass or down for elegance, to coffee in jeans, to the pool over a bathing suit or garnishing a sleek gown to the opera. It all works with the Bustle Dress. A client bought one to wear to the beach on holidays and she reported that many children followed her down the beach. Pick one colour for the polka dot bubbles and Yáahl, G̱úud,Tsai will procure the rest.

Hlk’itgáa çáwtlaak hl ta ýánjuudaang. I’m ordering a new dress.

The painting itself is created with dots screened onto one piece of paper, Hlḵ’yáan ḵ’úst’aan Frog screened in black dye onto another and screened in clear onto a third painted strip of hlG̱áhl/black. The dot ‘water bubbles’ are pinned and heat set to the blank bustle dress first and then the Hlḵ’yáan ḵ’úst’aan images are added.

The structure is three dimensional but the printing process is two, so small darts are made in the dress when it is pinned to the paintings. These ‘creases’ offer another layer of texture and dimension to the piece. Finally and deliciously, it is filled by you. Within this imagined story, you are the earth, the solid center. Hlḵ’yáan ḵ’úst’aan swims around you. Rolls ends of curtain sheers never looked so good and would do nothing for the landfill. Wash, wear, dance.

Díi guláagang. I like it.

“The study of Haida design is like the study of water because the basic theme is compression and expansion….I see that same tension in Haida design where space is either obviously filled or seemingly empty, compression seeking expansion…the line has to look like it would spring apart if you touched it with a knife.”
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Yahoo Laanas Raven Clan “Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art” YAG

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