the auction is downtown at the art source gallery on october 23, and the bras will be on display at the gallery the week before the show.
i made two bras, and one cyclops torso monster to model. i'm hoping that having the sock monkey bra displayed on a monster will bring in more money than if it was just on a hanger...it looks better, even if the cyclops does take a little attention away from the bra itself.
Radica & Doodica (The Sock Monkey Bra)
Modeled by Polyrhesus
Radica and Doodica are conjoined twins who don’t agree on much of anything, from what brand of banana to buy to the best method of ending patriarchy. Radica is a radical feminist who believes capitalism is at the root of inequality and that the system must be revolutionized. Doodica is a liberal feminist who feels that reform within the current system is possible and preferable.
“If I had a hammer I’d smash your face,” Radica once told Doodica during a passionate argument.
Despite their frequent quarrels, both twins realize they must work together for social progress. They literally have no other choice. The sisters consider themselves lucky, however, for possessing a physical bond representative of the figurative bond between all people (and monkeys) that they agree is essential to cultivating gender equality. After all, as Radica and Doodica will remind you: sisterhood is powerful.
i also knitted a bra that's actually wearable, so it gets to take part in the runway show at the auction. it turned out a lot bigger around than i intended, but i'm really glad because most of the wearable bras last year were made for smaller figures. hopefully they'll have a full-figured model to show it off.
what i'm most proud of about this bra is the title: "Her Breast is Fit for Purls." it's the first line of an emily dickinson poem, with "pearls" replaced by "purls" (like knitting purls). i felt so damn clever.
my friend bethany and her sister sienna made a bra out of recycled materials, built around a store-bought bra. they came up with a clever title also: "The Re-Bra."