Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wool + Leather Whale Etched Travel Bag

This winter-white wool and brown leather handbag is part of my most recent collection, Call Me Ishmael. Inspired by life aboard a sailing ship, I explore what a modern day heroine might don during a trans-Atlantic journey. I find beauty in the utility, tradition, artifacts and voyagers of square-rigged ships and the whaling industry.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Miniature Harpoon

Miniature Harpoon, Danielle Everine 2011
Wood dowel, leather, wire, rope, rabbit fur, glass bottle, cork

I have been interested in creating miniature artifacts for some time now. When Springboard for the Arts invited me to submit a work for a fundraiser, I thought it was a great opportunity to further explore miniatures. Consumed with stories of whaling and sea travel (the inspiration for my Fall 2011 fashion collection "Call Me Ishmael), I chose to sculpt a tiny harpoon.