Thursday, July 8, 2010


I recently discovered Lucy McRae, a former architect and ballet dancer turned artistic extraordinaire. You can really see the influence of these earlier occupations in her work.

McRae also collaborated with Bart Hess to create the pieces below:

"an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. They work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes discovering low – tech prosthetic ways for human enhancement."

I love the idea of 'low-tech' enhancements. This one reminds me of the grass heads I used to grow as a child.

McRae was also the 'body architect' for this project at Phillips Design:

The 'Skin Probe dresses' explore emotional sensing technology conceiving dresses that blush and shiver.

You can check out her blog or Vimeo profile for more pics and videos.

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