A Stolen Moment

A small three dimensional assemblage comprising a backdrop fashioned from the remnants of the book from which the dress is made. The moonlight streams in through the windows in the background to flood the room with a pale shimmering light reinforcing the cool washed out pale lilac colours of the dress. The bodice is adorned with small pearly beads and shot through with silver threads. The skirt is made from a silk linen blend with a small hoop of wire to shape the edge. Underneath, the pleated skirt is stitched together from pages from the book used to form the backdrop. A little hook on the backdrop is used to suspend the accompanying ballet slippers. Each slipper is made from paper with the toe section decorated with material and beads to match the bodice.

Inspired by the following quote from Shakespeare’s play -Timon of Athens .

“The moon is an arrant thief,
And her pale fire she snatches from the sun”

    A Stolen Moment