Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Undressed: St Petersberg

The V&A exhibition "Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear" is beginning an International tour and will open at the Erata Museum in St Petersburg on 26th April. STRUMPET & PINK's "Rosette Cheeks (exploded and capped)" is featured in the exhibition and is to be included in the learning resources that will accompany the show as one of the 10 key objects.

"Rosette Cheeks (exploded and capped)" by STRUMPET & PINK. Image courtesy of V&A, London

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Pink Full Moon - Textile Poem 35.768a

The following verse is a re-working of an archive label (pre-digital) for a length of deep red/pink Japanese Brocade. The lush lining was found in an inventory box at the RISD Museum, tucked away in the Costume and Textile Collection's vaults.

Textile Poem 35.768a

Japanese Brocade
In imitation of 17th century Broussa textile
Symmetrical arrangement
Of pomegranates
Within ogives formed of stems
Bearing roses and pinks;
Tulips appear to grow from the top of pomegranates;
In green, blue, white and gold-coloured silk threads
And overspun gold threads
On crimson satin ground;
Gold galloon around edge.
Cond.: slightly worn

by Lisa Z. Morgan, 2017

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Underpinnings Museum

Wonderful to discover that Strumpet & Pink's "Garden of Delights' is now included in The Underpinnings Museum. The following post International Women's Day: Celebrating Lingerie's Women Designers, includes the piece in a one-off colour combination. It was a 'bridal request' if my memory serves me well?

Image courtesy of The Underpinnings Museum
‘Garden Of Delights’ knickers, c. 2008, UK, by Strumpet and Pink. A collaboration between Fine Artists Melanie Probert and Lisa Z. Morgan, Strumpet & Pink was their quest to create the perfect pair of knickers. A radical approach to underwear saw the pair experiment with luxurious textiles and details that the lingerie world had not seen before, creating couture, erotically charged wearable art. Sadly Melanie Probert passed away in 2015. Lisa Z. Morgan continues to create Art, which can be followed on her blog ‘The Pink Investigator’.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Adjusted, Re-adjusted and Ready

"Be The Pink Panther and Your Loves will be like The Wasp and The Orchid, The Cat and The Baboon" is now complete, at least in the embroidered form. The piece as a virtual experience will be evolving over a period of time as an experiment on The Laboratory Arts Collective's website.

Image (and expertise) courtesy of Michael Kolendowicz

Image (and expertise) courtesy of Michael Kolendowicz 

Friday, 10 February 2017

Time to Dream

"All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, For they dream their dreams with open eyes, And make them come true."
— D.H. Lawrence

Writings on Fire

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Lisa Z. Morgan is an artist, designer and writer. The subject and object of desire has been a palpable constant within her artistic expression both as a motivation and in its embodiment or articulation. Through her creativity and research Morgan examines how the value of provenance, of rarity and storytelling, puts into question or provokes our understanding and relationship towards desire and the desire impulse. Her focus has been how we may access, stimulate and touch the internal points of registration or the emotional dynamics of bodily perception. In essence she attempts to define and make manifest the feeling of feeling. Her work inhabits a space where art, semiotics, design and fashion intersect. Morgan is the Co-Founder of STRUMPET & PINK and the Co-Founder of The Lavender Hinge. She is the author and creative editor of Design Behind Desire and also a contributor to SHOWstudio and The Laboratory Arts Collective.