The Hungry Girls, a collection of 9 foot tall fiber and mixed media dresses hanging from old, weathered wood and metal yokes, were inspired by Moira Bateman’s fascination with the images in Patricia Eakins’ story The Hungry Girls.
Momenta Animale: The Hungry Girls No. 7
linen textile, onion skin dye, raw wool, wood and metal yoke
Bateman’s Hungry Girls are made of linen and raw sheep’s wool. The Minneapolis based artist used the one possession shared by the girls in the story – a nightdress – as the basis for this collection of “wild, woolly animal-like dresses.”
Bateman also creates 8 foot tall Digital Archival Pigment Prints from photographs of the dresses.
The video lets us see how Bateman works
Moira Bateman’s website