Online Show: 52 Designs for Wearing Your Insides Outside

Every week in 2019 I made an illustration that answered the question: if a person could fabricate, or even grow on their own body, and outfit or article of clothing that clearly expressed how they were feeling at that moment, what would it look like? In 2020 I added hand written text to augment the visuals.

While designing these pieces my rules were thus: nothing could take more than an hour to create. I was not to pre-plan what would appear on my page; this needed to be entirely spontaneous. I couldn’t edit or revisit anything, after an hour, it was done. These guidelines gave me the freedom to respond to my mood as I was working. They also made for some wicked art experiments, as I often found myself working with odd bits of paper and unusual tools when a spare hour found me far from my studio.

Wanting this show to unfurl at the same pace and rhythm with which it was created, over the next year I’ll be adding one piece every week to this, my virtual gallery. By the end of 2021, all 52 sketches, paintings and mixed media compositions will be installed.

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Note: this show contains adult themes.

Welcome to my show, “52 Designs for Wearing Your Insides Outside”.

1: Ruff Ruff x 2 Bodyguard – Pencil crayon, pencil and cheap tempera on sketch paper

January 20

2: Dangerous Streets – Acrylic on poster board

January 25

3: 90’s Girl – Marker on copy paper

January 29

4: Viking in High Heels – Oil pastel, watercolour crayon and tempera on watercolour paper

February 2

5: Dragon Strap-On – tempera on sketch paper

February 8

6: Fuzzy Haystack Dance Dress – blobbed and painted acrylic and marker on watercolour paper

February 15th

7: Icy Jealousy Necklace – acrylic on watercolour paper

February 23rd

8: Rape-Proof – watercolour crayon and tempera on a scrap of Bristol board

March 2nd

9: Funky Chicken Disco Suit – acrylic paint smeared with my fingers, image scratched into wet paint with a skewer

March 10th

10: Mind Bent Face Trap – pencil and kids’ tempera on sketch paper

March 10th

11: Lemon Gaucho Chaps (front and back) – acrylic, chalk pastel and marker on watercolour paper

March 23

12: Tropical Boing-Boing – watercolour crayon and tempera on watercolour paper

March 30

13: Thigh High Variations – tempera and marker on watercolour paper

March 30

14: Victorian Death Dress – black oil pastel, incised with a rusty protractor tip

April 6

15: Narcolypsis Tutu – Oil pastel, scratched with a pin to make lines

April14

16: Gut Reaction Maternity Suit – watercolour and pencil on a scrap from my sketch pad

April 20

17: Catch and Release – pencil on sketch paper

April 27

18: Cloth Layers for Cold Comfort – Shaving cream and food colouring on watercolour paper, overlaid with marker and watercolour crayon

May 4

19: Charming Pink Underpantlets – watercolour crayon and marker on mixed media paper

May 10

20: White Spandex Straight/Jacket – watercolour crayon on sketch paper

May 20

21: Sex/Silence Symbiosis – pastel, tempera, ink and oil pastel on watercolour paper

May 25

22: Thought Extractor Helmet and Bubble Suit with Quick-Zip Fart Release – pencil and chalk pastel on mixed media paper

June 1

23: Purple-Black Lips – liquid watercolour and tempera on watercolour paper

June 9

24: Phalliwig – marker and liquid watercolour on watercolour paper

June 15

25: Wagnerian Counterpoint – alcohol ink and marker on watercolour paper

June 22

26: Owl and Finch Bondage Attire – marker and tempera on watercolour paper

June 29

27: Post-Apunkalypse Statement Wig – chalk pastel and marker on illustration board

July 6

28: Funk Fascinator (Stormy Weather) – watercolour crayon and marker on watercolour paper

July 14

29: Groucho Fish Glasses – tempera and pen on watercolour paper

July 27

30: Scarlet Graveyard Shift – watercolour crayon and tempera on Bristol board

July 29

31: 11:32 PM 3rd Martini Mascara – cheap tempera on sketch paper

August 3

32: Robot Does the Dishes – tempera on paper, cut and collaged onto monoprinted background

August 10

33: Mollusca Mask – pencil on sketch paper

August 17

34: Candy Pink Nails – pencil and tempera on watercolour paper

August 24

35: Eyewear for the Apocalypse – tempera and marker on watercolour paper

August 31

36: Socks are for Lovers, Too – marker over monoprinted watercolour, on watercolour paper

September 8

37: Strokeable Head Adornment – tempera and marker on mixed media paper

September 14