White Refuge

Paula O'Brien, Paula Seifred, textile artist, Fortuny pleated silk dress, machine shadow embroidery, Pavelka Design, art textiles Paula Seifred O'Brien, textile artist, Pavelka Design, art textiles, white silk dress
White Refuge

Fortuny-pleated wearable art silk dress, backdrop of acrylic paint on canvas
Paula Seifred O’Brien textile artist
1983

The Fortuny-pleated white shaft of silk crepe hung before the 2 columns, painted in acrylics on canvas. The dress had a heavily machine embroidered organza yoke & beaded hem. These temple series garments were stolen at my 1992 one-woman show so if you see them, let me know…

This temple series was done for my 1983 student show at Goldsmiths College in London, Embroidery/Textiles program. This fine art department specifically for textiles was quite a wonderful and unique place.


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