Prickly Widow dress by Susie McMurray
Prickly Widow dress by Susie McMurray. Designer Susie McMurray came up with a symbolic pins dress. The model is called – “Widow.” It embodies the sting of losing a loved one. There is another meaning of unusual attire of pins: a woman in mourning may be closed, raise the needle on end, like a hedgehog, and no one not even close to fend for his soul.
To create an unusual outfit Susie McMurray has spent about one hundred thousand pins, which are stuck into the leather piece. In sum, armor weighs over 43 pounds. Until January 2, dress pins can be seen in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Previous works by Susie McMurray:
Susie MacMurray was born in London in 1959. She spent her adolescent years in Montreal, Canada, before returning to London to study music. Leaving a successful career as a classical musician, MacMurray went back to school in 1996 and retrained as an artist. She graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA in sculpture and a master’s in fine arts in 2001. MacMurray works mainly in sculpture and installation, typically doing site-specific work in historical spaces.