What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?



Melissa Meier

Brazilian artist Melissa Meier is internationally recognized for her evocative 3-dimensional installations, found-object sculptures, collages and photography. In her current series “SKINS”, Meier has created sculptural clothing hybrids. Today, I’d like to focus on her fanciful, playful, incredible assemblage costumes. I am really enjoying their sheer exuberance, and I can’t imagine how she collects and assembles materials in such staggering volume!

The project was inspired by skin-walkers from Brazilian and Native American lore. She creates constructions for her warrior women with natural materials including insect parts, leaves, stones, fur, eggshells, wheat, rice, crystals, scales, seeds, pasta, sticks, feathers, pinecones, and shells. Her assemblages are powerful wearable sculptures, empowering the models who wear them. Though the sculptures are fragile, Meier enjoys their ephemeral nature.

“At first I was inspired by the legends of indigenous people and how they used the skins of animals to transform into them, creating a bridge between the human and animal worlds. But as my work matured, I became equally interested in the future of fashion as an extreme form of kinetic sculpture.”

– About Melissa Meier

You can see all of Melissa Meier’s imaginative work on her website and on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

9 thoughts on “Skin-Walkers

  1. Fantasy indeed! These creations are stunning. I love the stone outfit as well as the crystals, but can’t think where I’d wear them.

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  2. Creative yes but how do you make a living doing this.?

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  3. Hmmm….more money than I have. lol

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  4. These are all amazing! The textures of the materials make them really visually interesting but the forms are also really wonderful. They definitely have a mythological quality to them. My favourites are the beetle wings, the porcupine quills, and the moss.

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