The Bee Story Dress Project
The "Bee Story Dress" project is a multi-media project merging visual art, storytelling, and fashion, to create a line of dresses that tell stories about the divinity of the bee. The idea of the project was cultivated by the idea of creating awareness around the bee and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). While researching and learning about the bees, they themselves became an absolute inspiration in potent lesson teaching about the living of a good whole life ... a beautifully spirited life.
The dress begins with a short story describing some interesting and always amazing, perhaps magical, quality about the bees. Artwork is created to illustrate the story. A number of different mediums are being used in the project, paint, graphite, pen and ink, color pencils, and oil pastels. The artwork is digitally edited, with many possibilities from one design. The various perspectives are being used in the design of the dress, such as bodice, sleeves, skirting, and collar.
The fabric has made its way into accessories, creating a wallet, backback and grocery tote.
'Bees work for the good of the whole'