2Pac And Biggie Lyrics Inspire An Artist To Get Creative With Lingerie
A New York-based artist by the name Zoë Buckman, used her love and appreciation for hip-hop as inpiration for her latest project. In a series called "Every Curve," Buckman embroidered (by hand) lyrics from Tupac and Biggie onto vintage lingerie pieces in order to address the issues of misogyny surrounding the culture, as well as, misogyny in the general art world. The self-proclaimed feminist chose to add another spin to the lyrics and "recreate them as something beautiful and thought-provoking."
Buckman chopped it up with i-D to discuss the meaning behind her art work and why she chose lingerie as a platform to express herself. "When I first started this project, I thought I would take the lyrics and embroider them onto these very flowy, silky, liberating '20s and '30s-era lace slips bralettes. But as I started working on those, I realized that I also wanted to create pieces from '50s, '60s, '70s lingerie, which were almost the opposite." Buckman notes the vintage lingerie act as "representations of women throughout history."
Zoë Buckman's pieces from the "Every Curve" series can currently be viewed at Alan Koppel Gallery in Chicago through Oct. 31, as part of the "What Is, Isn't" exhibition.