The Painting Metamorphosis by Kurt Seligmann
The inspiration for my piece began with the painting Metamorphosis by Kurt Seligmann. The darkness and ectoplasmic look of Seligmann’s painting was my first stimulus, and from there I was inspired by the actual process of metamorphosis. I find it absolutely intriguing and beautiful how insects undergo a dramatic textural change in appearance.
My look consist of a “cocoon” cape coat draped in shredded sheer organza, and a crinkled taffeta dress with a warped silhouette. The dress is paired with a gold polymesh piece to emulate the smoky ectoplasmic look of the painting.