Literary dress honoring Flannery O’Connor

Posted:  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 9:30am
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A miniature literary paper dress

This dress is made from pages of Flannery O’Connor’s 1955 short story The Displaced Person.

O’Connor takes her title from the Displaced Persons Act, which, between 1948 and 1952, permitted the immigration of some four hundred thousand European refugees into the United States.

I have worked on a series of these dresses (all different, and all one-of-a-kind) all winter and want them to be little portals. Pick it up, look at it; examine it, look at the words on the bodice. I want it to entice you to read the story that it was created from.

Here’s a great piece in the Paris review: Reading Flannery O’Connor in the age of Islamophobia.

To see more miniature literary dresses like this, go to the Red Barn Marketplace in Lincolnville Wed-Sun 8-4 pm and find it in the jewelry case at the back of the store, first floor. ($20-25) Or contact me.

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