Monday, July 13, 2009


Nick Cave.. works of wearable art.

Like a surreal dream, a magical moment all with some sort of oddness that stirs something inside of you.. Nick Caves suits are beyond imaginative.

They are moving, motivational, and as time goes on, they become more and more breathtaking. I feel as if they truly are, 'apparitions hovering between a human form and an abstract painting. (read more)
In regards to his works of art, Cave says, "I believe that the familiar must move towards the fantastic. I want to evoke feelings that are unnamed, that aren’t realized except in dreams."
"The materials he incorporates in his suits–from twigs to bottlecaps–are throw-away objects having little value, and they represent our society’s view of the African-American male in Cave’s opinion. Cave’s use of recycled materials is similar to quilt making, which traditionally utilizes little bits of discarded clothing that are reassembled to form something practical and beautiful. Quiltmakers delight in the fact that they are able to create something from nothing. Cave takes apparently worthless materials and transforms them into valuable objects of breathtaking beauty and spirit. "
- Beth Blahut

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