Inspiration: Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Couple goals right here.

Christo & Jeanne-Claude were environmental artists who namely worked on large scale projects using fabric and rope to create their works. Coincidentally born on the same day, they were considered prolific and when we were obsessed with the idea of using fabric, and a lot of it, for our Mother's Day shoot-we knew we had to turn to these two for inspiration! 

The pair worked on major projects from 1961, with stand outs being their Surrounding Islands project which involved 14 days of wrapping 6.5 million square feet of pink fabric (channelling hibiscus and flamingos) around 11 islands. The work involved a massive clean up, with a huge amount of rubbish freed from the islands. 

Wrapped monuments is one of our favourites. In the fall of 1970, in Milan, Italy, Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrapped the monument to the king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II and the monument to Leonardo da Vinci.

The Gates, in 2005 in New York was another stand out, it involved 7,503 vinyl gates, with free-flowing nylon fabric panels, anchored to 15,006 steel bases on 23 miles (37 kilometers) of walkways and took 16 days. 

All of the artists works are outlined on their website, with the duration noted here

Wonderful humans and our inspiration for Mother's Day. We hope you enjoy. More to come next week!

In the mean time you can shop for your one and only Mother Dearest right here

 

 

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