Brooklyn based street artist Swoon (born Caledonia Dance Curry in 1978) specializes in life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of human figures. She studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and started doing street art around 1999 and large-scale installations in 2005. Then, Curry joined groups in New York City like Grub, which provides free Dumpster-dived dinners in Brooklyn. caledoniacurry.com
Joseph Crowell has been building buses and vans for many years, but was recently inspired to build his first gypsy wagon by Sunny Baba, an activist and spiritualist who has built dozens of gypsy wagons. Joseph, who is in the Portland, Ore. area, built this gypsy wagon with about 80 percent recycled materials. He gets a lot of his supplies from Dumpsters or from the side of the road. He uses manzanita tree branches as exquisite details in his design.
This double-breasted coat demonstrates the exaggerated style of the late 1790s. It has a very high turned-down collar and large revers (lapels). The coat is now cut straight across in front and, following the example of women’s dress, the waistline is several inches above the natural level. The double-breasted style in both coats and waistcoats was a fashion that began in the 1780s. The fabric of this coat is poplin, a blend of silk and worsted (wool), popular for summer wear. The coat is…
Tom Fruin’s sculpture is constructed of a thousand reclaimed pieces of plexiglass ranging in size from 2×2 to 24×36 inches. They originate from many sources, including a closed-down plexiglass distributorship near Copenhagen, a framing shop, the basement of the Danish State Art Workshops and dumpsters outside the Danish Architecture Center.