Ever felt a fire to design an Art Gown for Goddess Athena, & cover it in Tarot graffiti?
If you have, I understand. We share a fascination for gowns, graffiti style street art, Tarot cards, and Greek Mythology.
It’s like 1 + 1 + 1 = 3. Art Gowns + Mythology + Tarot = ⭐️ Athena ⭐️ Graffiti Goddess.
Aquileana from “La Audacia de Aquiles”, (where I’ve learned a lot about mythology) and myself are Scorpio and Leo. Including both symbols was a must. Yes, they are Astrology symbols. Tarot incorporates them all.
On 120 ” wide silver satin, intended for curtains, I painted ATHENA in graffiti writing style. Acrylic paint mixed with a fabric medium was used, and heat set.
Then, the symbols were painted: Venus/Woman, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Pisces, Third Eye, The Queens of Wands and Swords, an Owl, Infinity, The Star & stars and Nine Pentacles on Mini-me.
To find out how all of these symbols relate to Athena, you’ll want to read Aquileana’s next post in her series on Tarot, which will be out in the near future.
The entire gown is stitched together by hand.
The paint had made the satin extra heavy, altering the drape.
A petticoat was in order. It added a mere 3 weeks onto the project.
The next point of construction interest was the blue spandex bodice.
Athena is oft depicted in armor, as she is a warrior.
I basted pleats into a strip of the satin. An ancient Greek motif was painted on it.
When done, I picked out the basting and opened the motif. I draped her armor over the spandex, then did a final press.
Even without her petticoat and back lit, she is marvelous!
Scorpio & Leo, a Third Eye lurks between.
Athena ponders the menu for her first dinner party.
Mini-me advises Athena not to hold back on the courses. After all, Resa will be doing the shopping, cooking and dishes.
Athena contemplates the possibility of a sommelier for the event.
Art Gown “⭐️ Athena ⭐️ Graffiti Goddess” © Resa McConaghy
Designed & made by Resa, December 2017 – May 2018
Photos © Resa McConaghy – Toronto, Canada, May, 2018
Check out La Audacia de Aquiles, a very popular, and highly informative blog. Aquileana’s articles on Greek Mythology are impressive, and her current series on Tarot is fascinating.
You can also follow her on TWITTER (@aquileana) by clicking on her photo.
Mini-me demanded her own close-up in this post!
157 thoughts on “⭐️ Athena ⭐️ Graffiti Goddess”
Wow the gown is so stunning.
Thank you! 😀 She was fun to build!
Great. My pleasure
What stunning creations and works of art!
Thank you! I love my girls!
Your such an incredible artist! I really appreciate looking at your art here it’s very inspiring! I did a drawing of a statue of Athena a long time ago.
Thank you! I just found your art on your blog. Very nice, and you should keep at it!
Thank you! Have a happy labor day!
Athena serai réjouie de ma porter
Merci, Athena est le plus belle! 😀
De la porter
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Wow! How beautiful!
Amazing!!!!!! I Love it
Çok etkileyici kıyafet. ❤️
Thank you!!! happy Holidays!
Absolutely AMAZING! ! ! ! Hours and hours of artistic talents and endeavor! ! These gowns are more beautiful and full of artistic talent than thousands of others! ! !
I can’t thank you enough for this lovely comment!
I do put a lot of effort into my Art Gowns. The main thing is I am using up as many fabrics as I can, that no one wants. They will end up in a land fill, or worse, in the oceans and seas. I believe there is a lot of honour in making treasure out of trash.
Wonderful to see you here!
Amazing Dammy Photography 🙂