Laura Mongiovi, Associate Professor, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Melissa Yearwood, Student Work, Poetry Garment
For this project I was inspired by a 19th century poem, Spirits of The Dead by Edgar Allen Poe. I wanted the garment to resemble a mourning dress from the 19th century because the poem is about death and loss. I also made a paper mache death mask. I used black because this color is associated with mourning. I also added gold accents to symbolize the beauty Poe saw in death. This project is made entirely out of paper and paint with some staples and tape to hold it all together.