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Fifty pieces of fabric taken from particular articles of clothing were folded into rosette patterns. Events were held where the rosettes were offered for free.

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Fifty pieces of fabric taken from particular articles of clothing were folded into rosette patterns. Events were held where the rosettes were offered.  A written survey was taken at the time of the photograph to determine what attracted the person to the piece. Highlights from these surveys will be posted soon!

Allegiance: Chicago Bears/Susan (7/50), 2009

Fabric: Chicago Bears sweatpants, copper, sterling silver, steel, digital prints.

Note: Susan had never heard of the Chicago Bears.

Allegiance Series: August 10, 2009

Army camo (Charles), satin dress (Rash), Lycra leggings (Emma), Nascar blanket (Garry), safety strip (Jim), tote bag (VSO), pinstripe jacket (Neehaj), tweed jacket (Melba).Copper, sterling silver, steel, digital prints. Folded and hand sewn, with fabricated findings.

Allegiance Series: November 2, 2009

Found Fabrics:(clockwise from top left) seersucker jacket (Anna), tote bag (Linda), Florida souvenir shirt (Steven), wedding trim (Katie), Lycra leggings (Nick), plastic lace tablecloth (Maria), panty hose (Kristi), safety strip (Dan). Copper, sterling silver, steel, digital prints. Folded and hand sewn, with fabricated findings.

Various dimensions.

Allegiance Series: December 10, 2009

Found Fabrics:(clockwise from top left) paisley hat-band (Kiley), Christian Dior necktie (Joe), seersucker jacket (Katie), pinstripe pants (Michael), bridesmaid dress (Ash), whiskey bottle decoration (Micah).  Copper, sterling silver, steel, digital prints. Folded and hand sewn, with fabricated findings. Various dimensions.

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