‘Scattered Stars Like Dust…’ 2016

by Jennifer Byrne

www.jenniferbyrne.net

jenggbyrne@gmail.com

Postcards depicting Paris’ extravagant and alluring Folies Bergére became the initial inspiration for this collection. Numerous lunar references within these images led me to draw from pagan and occultist sources, in which the moon is seen as a powerful and alluring female deity. To portray the exuberance and mysticism of the story, I created unique and personalised fabrics and trims by use of hand dying, applying glitter, pleating, gathering, stitching and appliqué techniques.  The collection embodies a celebration of vintage frivolity and female adornment, coupled with spiritual symbolism referencing the moon and stars.

“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattered stars like dust”

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