Original Vision for Oak Couture:

City Oaks covered in the foilage of cloth. Yes – in bright and brilliant, colorful gestures of silk, cotton, shweshwe, knotted yarn, felt, aluminnum foil, feathers, hot pink faux fur, rubbery strands and scraps. With models covered in similar gestures standing in front of the trees. A runway show, showcasing their garments. A dance, dancers…

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COLLABORATION:

So – why is it that I organized 30 people to pull off my OAK COUTURE project, instead of just doing it all myself, in my ‘true’ own vision? Well, honestly, there were logistics.  My initial vision was millions of pieces of fabric tied to the ends of branches, truly replicating the idea of “foilage”. …

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Press Release on OAK COUTURE

Messy Monkey Arts, a creative agency based jointly out of Cape Town and Oakland, California, is working on a fresh installation piece they are calling OAK COUTURE.  They are gathering local creatives together, in the likes of Makeka Designs, architecture firm,  and Jeannette Unite, installation artist,  to “dress” 5 of the big oaks in the…

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