Monday, February 12, 2007

Across the Carnival world, papier mache & fabric & glue and sewing machines are flying

papier mache
Originally uploaded by skeletonkrewe.
Carnival is an artistic extravagnaza expressed mainly through wearable art. Eveverything gets transformed somewhere, whether T-shirts, jackets, wimples, capes, masks, banners or vehicles.

I admire the energy that New Orleanians in the Skeleton Krewe bring to their papier mache skulls and bony costumes.

At our house a large felt Blanc et Noir banner is taking shape. Sketches are flying and energy is high.