ARMOR DRESS PROJECT 2017-18


PROJECTED OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS

ART IN DICTATORSHIPS

In the Age of Empowerment

©SANDRA FILIPPUCCI - Bab al Yemen Gate Sanaa City in Yemen ©SANDRA FILIPPUCCI – Bab al Yemen Gate in Sanaa City, Yemen

I’m translating Joan’s male armor into female armor in an iconic rather than a practical sense. These Armor Dresses will be initially made into 10″ 3D full color print sculptures, and, after some fundraising, created as bronzes. This Project will include drawings and paintings to also help fund the sculptures. The larger vision is to install these as bronze sculptures in repressive cultures notorious for human rights abuses particularly of women and children.

Goldleafed bronze, and at 9 feet high (13 feet on pedestal), they could provide provide more balance amongst such severity. While the likelihood of this happening is remote, it does represent a compelling challenge.

©SANDRA FILIPPUCCI - Armor Dress Sculpture in North Korea ©SANDRA FILIPPUCCI – Armor Dress Sculpture in North Korea

SANDRA FILIPPUCCI

Contemporary American artist now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Part of a group of New York artists working with technology since the mid-eighties and was the first artist to have a digitally based solo exhibition at The Museum of American Illustration in Manhattan. Filippucci’s primary subject is Joan of Arc.

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“Captivated by the mystique of Joan of Arc,  Sandra Filippucci passionately creates iconic imagery that is relevant to the issues of our time.” –Linda Durham, Curator for Voices of Light Exhibition

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JOAN ARCed ON PINTEREST
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc (1959) | Italian re-release poster