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Jeni Falldine

Beauty Pageant (Three Sashes), 2016

First Sewn Fabric (Rayon/Synthetic, Synthetic Lace, Mesh)

32” x 9”

$950

Photo by Randy Chung @randythechung

Model Marina Esakova

Jeni Falldine

Beauty Pageant (Three Sashes), 2016

Second Sewn Fabric (Cotton/Polyester, Silk Dupioni, Mesh, Cotton)

33” x10”

$950

Photo by Randy Chung @randythechung

Model Marina Esakova

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Jeni Falldine

Beauty Pageant (Three Sashes), 2016

Third Sewn Fabric (Synthetic Blend, Silk, Cotton)

31” x 9”

$950

Photo by Randy Chung @randythechung

Model Marina Esakova

I made these sashes as a response to my anger when Donald Trump ran for president in 2016. I was thinking about a reductive grotesque way to rank the status of women, one that assumes our true value as irrelevant for the sake of an uninspired competition to be judged by a pig.

 

I thought, instead of a beauty pageant, perhaps he would rather get right to the heart of the matter and judge the value of our pussies. Which is always available? Which makes him look the most successful? Which will do anything he asks? Which never has a disagreeable opinion? Which looks the other way at his bad behavior?

 

Which do you think is the best? Or perhaps the world is your oyster and you would like to have them all.

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Jeni Falldine

Three Views, 2021

Mesh Fabric, Mirrored Glass, Leather, Latex Paint, and LED Lights on Fiberglass Mannequin

Bust 25” tall x 12” wide x 9” deep

$2200

 

I was inspired by Escher’s print Three Worlds to do a similar perspective study. Instead of studying water, I wondered about different ways to view the fish. As a woman, I am acutely aware that the way others view me depends just as much on their own thoughts as it does on the content of my character. I think of how, to some extent, we are only as strong as our communities and the people we surround ourselves with. In our social network we find inspiration to grow and learn, opportunities to work, and the respect we need to thrive. If we are unable to find support from other people, life can be difficult. I wonder about the three ways to view a person. We can see the way they look, we can see their character, or we can see our own projections. It seems important to me that however we decide to view a person, we should be careful that it honors their full potential. 

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BIOGRAPHY

Jeni Falldine is a conceptual fiber artist living and working in Seattle, Washington. Falldine began cultivating her process-based design approach while studying at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles.

 

Fascinated by the body as a canvas, clothing is often her medium of choice. She has worked on sculptural dance and theater costume as well as on-site installations. Common themes in Falldine’s work are a reverence for nature, examination of human relationships, and the corporeal versus etheric bodies.

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