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julie peerson carpenter   Sculpture > Installations > Commissions    metalwear                                            ...
metalwear        sculpture > installations > commissions          julie peerson carpenter, artist/designer  artist represe...
“The purpose of myMetalwear series still stands  to illustrate the balance   between strength andelegance that I find to b...
Birmingham artist, Julie Peerson Carpenter, started            building metal dresses while attending the University of   ...
Alabama State Council on the Arts                            birmingham, alabama                            Urban Outfitte...
ford          red      dimensions     bust: 38 inches     waist: 28 inches     hips: 40 incheslength from waist to hem:   ...
royal      popsicle       orange      dimensions     bust: 38 inches     waist: 28 inches     hips: 40 incheslength from w...
turquoise     tangerine      dimensions     bust: 38 inches     waist: 28 inches     hips: 40 incheslength from waist to h...
pearl      dimensions     bust: 38 inches     waist: 28 inches     hips: 40 incheslength from waist to hem:         28 inc...
dusty       apple       candy        pink      dimensions     bust: 38 inches     waist: 28 inches     hips: 40 inchesleng...
pistachio      dimensions     bust: 38 inches     waist: 28 inches     hips: 40 incheslength from waist to hem:         28...
cherry glacier      dimensions     bust: 38 inches     waist: 28 inches     hips: 40 incheslength from waist to hem:      ...
sun dried   peppermint      dimensions     bust: 38 inches     waist: 28 inches     hips: 40 incheslength from waist to he...
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Portfolio of Metalwear Dress Sculpture Series by Julie Peerson Carpenter. Sculpture > Installations > Commissions. Artist Representation: Karole Sessums, The Lola Agency. karole@happygolola.com.

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    1. 1. julie peerson carpenter Sculpture > Installations > Commissions metalwear represented by karole sessums / the lola agency
    2. 2. metalwear sculpture > installations > commissions julie peerson carpenter, artist/designer artist representation: karole sessums / the lola agency karole@happygolola.com 601.954.5154
    3. 3. “The purpose of myMetalwear series still stands to illustrate the balance between strength andelegance that I find to be so important in people and in art.” julie peerson carpenter
    4. 4. Birmingham artist, Julie Peerson Carpenter, started building metal dresses while attending the University of Montevallo. In 2000, she developed an ongoing project called Metalwear, which consists of life size dresses fabricated from scrap steel. Her works, which vary in pattern and style and color, started as abstracted self-biography portraiture. Over time her focus has shifted more towards the design of the dresses. But their purpose still stands to illustrate the balance between strength and elegance that Julie finds to be so important in people and in art. Process: Julie’s process is similar to that of a seamstress. Each dress is pieced together on a hollow steel form that represents the artist’s shape. She makes her own fabric by painting designs on sheet steel. She uses hand made paper patterns in the construction. Every piece of steel is cut, hammered, and welded into place, one after another onto her dress form. Each dress is cut from the form and placed on a stand. And all of them are kept closed with hinges and latches. The 13th piece in the Metalwear series, titled Treetop Lollipop, is the first wearable sculpture that Julia has built. She has made a total of 18 metal dresses. Her most recent one was patterned after her 4 year old daughter, Amelia. Metalwear has been cited in the Birmingham News, Birmingham Magazine, Black and White, Flower, Portico Magazine, Trumph Express, and the Seattle Times.
    5. 5. Alabama State Council on the Arts birmingham, alabama Urban Outfittersexhibitions / collections birmingham, alabama Betsy Prince birmingham, alabama Mobile Museum of Art mobile, alabama Square Room Gallery seattle, washington Birmingham Museum of Art birmingham, alabama River Gallery chattanooga, tennessee Kentuck Gallery tuscaloosa, alabama Bare Hands Gallery birmingham, alabama Bloch Hall Gallery birmingham, alabama Charlotte Woodson Gallery birmingham, alabama Gallerie Alegria birmingham, alabama Maralyn Wilson Gallery birmingham, alabama Litebox Gallery birmingham, alabama Terrific New Theater birmingham, alabama Alabama School of Fine Arts Gallery birmingham, alabama
    6. 6. ford red dimensions bust: 38 inches waist: 28 inches hips: 40 incheslength from waist to hem: 28 inches
    7. 7. royal popsicle orange dimensions bust: 38 inches waist: 28 inches hips: 40 incheslength from waist to hem: 28 inches
    8. 8. turquoise tangerine dimensions bust: 38 inches waist: 28 inches hips: 40 incheslength from waist to hem: 28 inches
    9. 9. pearl dimensions bust: 38 inches waist: 28 inches hips: 40 incheslength from waist to hem: 28 inches
    10. 10. dusty apple candy pink dimensions bust: 38 inches waist: 28 inches hips: 40 incheslength from waist to hem: 28 inches
    11. 11. pistachio dimensions bust: 38 inches waist: 28 inches hips: 40 incheslength from waist to hem: 28 inches
    12. 12. cherry glacier dimensions bust: 38 inches waist: 28 inches hips: 40 incheslength from waist to hem: 28 inches
    13. 13. sun dried peppermint dimensions bust: 38 inches waist: 28 inches hips: 40 incheslength from waist to hem: 28 inches
    14. 14. image detail cherry glacier
    15. 15. imagedetailsPearl
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