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Paper dress sculpture made from maps

Fashion can inspire art. This post presents 3D sculptures of paper and metal dresses presented at a First Friday vernissage in Fairbanks, Alaska.

  1. First Friday presents paper, metal gowns
  2. I want a dress with a map or satellite image print

First Friday presents paper, metal gowns

Dressing up for First Friday to visit the opening of an art exhibition is a big thing in Fairbanks. I am not really into First Fridays. Thus, I have to admit I only go when I have a reason like the local artist is my friend or the institute where I work is hosting the event. Well, the last one I attended was organized by the institute at which I work. The artist was Mary Matthews and her exhibition was worth going. She presented gorgeously flowing and drape dresses that any fashionista would consider a “Must-have!”

paper gown made from old maps

metal gown with satellite data print

3 dimensional paper dress in women size


I want a dress with a map or satellite image print

Despite I loved all her gowns, I did not buy any one of them! Can you imagine that? Unfortunately for us, they are made of maps and satellite images printed on metal. I liked the ones made from geological maps and satellite images, the most as they had the strong red and brown or blue and green shades. One dress also was made from metal. Any middle age knight armor I have seen so far, in my life looked like a wall flower in comparison.

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I was so happy when she allowed me to take photos of her art pieces to share with my readers on my blog. The above photos show the dresses I liked the most.

You can find more of Mary Matthews work her exhibition webpage.

Is there a First Friday culture where you live? What do you think about these gowns? Which one is your favorite? Let me know, I am curious.

Do you want to know more about the Fairbanks’ art scene?

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Photos: N. Mölders

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