"Unpredictable" Abstract, 36' x 36"
Inspired by Project Runway All-Stars, Season 1, Episode 10, Mondo Guerra design
Congrats ... it's Day Ten and we are one third completed with the September Challenge! Yay!
This Project Runway challenge (which determined who made it to the finale) introduced the designers to the business aspect of the fashion industry. Sure they’re all creative and can design a dress, but can they do it on a budget? On this episode Project Runway introduced us to "a coster", which very well might be the most miserable job in the fashion industry, as they basically have to figure out how much a dress can sell for and then how much money the designers can spend on fabric and trimmings to make the garment on or under budget. I love this kind of stuff. (Sorry, that's my business side emerging again.)
Mondo, who started out with a meltdown in the design room, eventually pulled himself together and created a "little sack of a dress that would maybe look good on a three year old". But, he won the challenge. The way the fabrics and prints were paired together was quite light and fun, but no one wants to look like they’re wearing a potato sack, no one.
Potato sack or not, the dress did inspire me to create this painting. I thought long and hard about using the horizontal stripes composition again but that seemed way too predictable. Hence, I used the way the skirt flowed as inspiration to mix up the composition and colors. Abstract paintings are always better if they are unpredictable.