Momenta Animale: The Hungry Girls No. 7
114”x30”x3” Linen textile, onion skin dye, raw wool, wood and metal yoke
Photo by Peter Lee
"These first dresses grew out of my interest in creating a sculptural installation as a response to author Patricia Eakins' fantastical story The Hungry Girls. I was captivated by the images in the story and wanted to explore my impressions of them. The giant sized hungry girls of the story lived by basic animalistic instincts with one single coveted object among them being a simple nightdress. That nightdress was the beginning of my oversized sculptural garment pieces; the wild, wooly animal-like dresses have become in their own right larger than life mythical characters that live beyond that original story." -Moira Bateman
The Momenta Animale dresses are made with linen, steam dyed with onion skin, nuno-felted with raw Navajo Churro wool, and hung on weathered wood and metal yokes.
Archival photographic prints of the dresses taken with a large format camera are also available. The high resolution of these photographs allow them to be printed at a number of custom sizes up to eight feet tall.