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1000 pieces
  • Arlene E Handschuch, Framingham State University
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1000 PIECES: SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED is a wearable art coat incorporating approximately 1000 removable pieces that may be assembled to create a variety of surface designs. The concept is based on a jigsaw puzzle. The aesthetic inspiration came from ancient Chinese armor composed of small metal scales decoratively arranged and affixed to a background fabric. The coat is designed especially for those who enjoy assembling a jigsaw puzzle or creating their own unique designs.

  • apparel construction,
  • wearable art
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Arlene E Handschuch. "1000 pieces" (2001)
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