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This is Widow, a stunning gown created by Susie MacMurray

The dress is made of black Napa leather and more than 94 pounds of adamantine dressmaker pins (approximately 100,000). While you cannot actually wear it, you can view the dress at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Power of Making exhibition in London through January 2, 2012.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

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Susie MacMurray: Cloud

Site Specific Installation, The Great Hall, Winchester 2015

reclaimed military barbed wire, butterfly netting

In the culminating exhibition of Hampshire’s Big Theme ‘1914’, Susie MacMurray responds to conflict, loss, memory and commemoration. With particular reference to the First World War, Cloud is a monumental newly commissioned artwork.

The events of the First World War touched so many lives. No family or life at the time was left unaffected. Cloud reflects the ominous presence of conflict a century ago, but draws parallels with more recent conflicts and the effects of war. It looms dramatically above a drift of 40,000 replica identity tags representing those fallen and those touched by war.