The North Star

This September I photographed my first garments made from my first pieces of cloth woven on my loom.  

I was able to photograph the pieces at the North Star House in Grass Valley.  The North Star house was designed by Julia Morgan in 1905.  

Julia Morgan was a civil engineer and the first licensed female architect in California.

Makeup Artist:  Sarah Ely

Photographer:  David Brown

Special Effects: me

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Superimposed onto the image are equations for stress and strain.  When I was at the North Star house I thought of Julia, and her background in engineering, and I wondered what her challenges were like as a first woman.

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Superimposed onto the dress is a photograph of the North Star house as it was being built.

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On my way to my North Star...

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A cape top to save the day~

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One night when I was up late editing photos, I was listening to Tori Amos' new record 'Native Invader'.  The song Bang resonated with me while I was working, so I included the lyrics...

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I saw your Star, so bright it blinded me, I had to shield my eyes...

-Tori Amos

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Immigrants that's who we all are, cause we're all made of Stars...

-Tori Amos

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