Paleontology of a Woman
Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM - Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM (PDT)
PALEONTOLOGYOF A WOMAN
dinosaurs are cool because they're not fossil fuel.
Event Date: September 21, 2013
Location: Milwaukee Public Museum
Doors Open 6:30pm
Fashion Show: 7:15pm
Following the show you are invited to explore displays of collaborating artists. The doors of the Museum will close at 10:00pm
Reception to Follow at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center: 9:00pm to Midnight
Timothy Westbrook Studio presents Timothy Westbrook's debut event. Discovered by scientists in 1887, the Triceratops is theorized to be the last dinosaur standing. That would make her the youngest descendent of plastic bags and all other manifestations of fossil fuel. The triceratops will display the future of her ancestors in a fashion spectacle like no other.
Building the inspiration for the fashion show “Paleontology of a Woman” is like piecing together unmarked bones to complete a fossil. Inspired by 1887, the year of the Triceratop’s discovery, which is theorized to be the last standing dinosaur, which makes her the youngest relative of fossil fuel, to be showcased in this collection as plastic bags, to be woven into material for many of the looks. Much like an archeologist reclaiming as much as a dig site as necessary, Timothy’s urban mining will lead to a fashion show featuring clothing constructed out of soda cans, bed sheets, vintage wedding gowns, plastic bags, curtains, discarded fabric, and wire hangers. There will also be dinosaur masks inspired by those of Broadway's Lion King.
Looking forward to seeing you in your sustainability chic gala attire September 21, 2013.
When & Where
Timothy Westbrook is a sustainaiblity focused fiber artist. Born in the Northern Adirondack Mountains in smalltown, Wanakena, of Upstate New York Timothy has a reverance for the natural world that his work advocates for. His work is created in his Shops of Grand Avenue studio space using repurposed materials and non-electric equipment. Solar panels coming soon! His quirky and whimsical nature is translated through the light hearted humor of his work i.e. a dinosaur themed fashion show. Using fairytales and mythology as an analogy for environmentalism allows for a relatable entry to polical advocacy.