BOHEMIAN PAMPAS TREE
Wilson’s Hospital School, Heathland, Co. Westmeath
Our living design is boho inspired. It requires daily water, air, and light, fluffy pampas was cut from my garden, dried for 3 weeks, stripped and attached to skirt lining. 200 champagne corks make the bodice. My design is an actual living piece with live moss and grasses borrowed from my gardens eco system to be returned to soil when I repurpose my dress at the end of the competition to be a decorative planter. My piece will live on. I made a Mohawk headdress inspired by traditional native Americans. For this I used pampas, drawing pins, a leather belt, foam & sandpaper. Makeup is tribal.
Made from pampas grass, dried corks, moss, black grass, Hessian, sandpaper discs, cat food pouches, damaged communion dress and recycled Christmas decoration.