Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Inspired By Punk

I spent alot of time in my 20's going out to see live bands. I know most people think of "Bruce" when they hear Asbury Park, but there was a whole different scene going on 2 blocks away from The Pony. It was called the Fast Lane, previously and currently a bowling alley. But in my 20' s it was a bar that hosted all the famous punk, alternative and Industrial bands. My girlfriend Michele lived just a few blocks away, and we were there all the time. So my latest piece of work was inspired by punk. Time spent in the mosh pitt. I must have always looked too girly for it, but I held my own. So my new cuff, Schooled In the Church of Punk. Made of mostly reclaimed materials. I had alot of fun creating it. I just read somewhere that things we create "speak" to us when they are done. This cuff took awhile to get there. I just couldn't find the right pieces to "fit" into my vision. So I spent a couple of quiet mornings, listening to the birds and embroidering a bit here and there, then one morning, I saw it, it fit, It spoke to me.

4 comments:

Susan Williamson said...

This is absolutely luscious!!! I wonder if you're starting a new trend? I think I'd call it Fem-Punk.

Becca said...

Thank you Susan :) Yeah! that's a great name for it!

Beth Dunn said...

Very cool. I went through a punk phase too. xoxo

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh my...this cuff is screaming (not speaking) "I'm Beautiful! Wear Me!"
I love love love it Becca...it's punky yet vintage-ly soft with the lace detail.
I just love it!
everything vintage