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Louis XIV & Consort Costumes

As some of you may have heard, I have been creating one of a kind costumes. This set, inspired by historical and contemporary fashions, the Sun King of France, Louis the fourteenth, and a request from my photographer friend, Carol, is half way to completion. Last July, the photo below was taken of the completed Louis' costume. The companion piece, for a female, is underway at this time. All of my costumes are completely custom fitted, and hand sewn. The materials include bought and found fabrics. I prefer to recycle fabrics from the thrift store for some portions. For example, the long coat fabric, which includes the light sage with embroidery and woven gold stripes is a reclaimed set of curtains. The image at right is the consort's costume, in it's draped and pinned format. Prior to this stage the bodice structure was built using heavy canvas, mesh, and binding tape. The final costume will have a chemise which is worn under the bodice and two layers of skirt. Look fo

Sketchbook work in progress

This is a recent mixed media work in my sketchbook. The original drawing is in graphite and conte pencils. Into the drawing I am adding clippings from magazines to create the collage in the trees you see here. This drawing was done around Halloween, thus the robust pumpkins and orange leaved trees on the right. I will keep adding images as I work on this one!

Urban Abstractions at Martini Room in Elgin Jan 19- Feb 23, 2011

Works of Jessica L. Kronika on display at Martini Room in Elgin. Urban Abstractions: Birds and Buildings is a series of acid-etched brass plate and laser printed digital photographic prints utilizing mixed media. Inspired by the ongoing construction and deconstruction of urban growth, these works bridge traditional press printing and contemporary digital and laser print technologies. On display starting on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, at the Martini Room, located at 161 East Chicago Street, in Elgin, IL 60120. Doors open at 4:30pm on Wednesday at Martini Room. The Gallery reception opens at 6pm. The works will be on display until February 23rd, 2011. The Artist will be present Wednesday's February 9th and 23rd during the show from 6-10pm to answer questions about the inspiration and process. All works are for sale, in custom frames. The Martini Room is a bar/club with a 21 years and over minimum. Spiral to Eclipse, digital photographs, laser print, acid etched bras