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This Artist Uses Wood to Create Incredible Vintage Dresses

Ron Isaac dress

Image: snyderman-works.com

The American artist Ron Isaacs constructs these exquisite installations, which take on the appearance of vintage dresses blooming with tree branches and leaves, entirely out of plywood. He paints the layered compositions with acrylic paint to create a trompe l'oeil effect, which creates an illusion that the wood is actually fabric. 

Ron Isaac dress

Image: snyderman-works.com

From his artistic statement, which was published on ThisIsCollosal.com:

"My three primary recurring subjects are vintage clothing (for the way it continues the life of the past into the present, for its rich structures and colors and shapes, and for its anthropomorphic presence as a stand-in for the figure); plant materials in the form of sticks, leaves, and flowers (for too many reasons to list); and found objects. They combine inappropriate or surprising juxtapositions, sometimes purely as a visual “poem” of sorts and (if I’m lucky) sometimes as an image with real psychological resonance. Objects occasionally reappear in other contexts and take on new meanings, like a repertory company of actors playing different roles in different plays."

Ron Isaac dress

Image: snyderman-works.com

Ron Isaac dress

Image: snyderman-works.com

See more of Ron Issacs' work here.

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