Galaxy, 2011

Galaxy, 2011

Approximate Size:
8″ x 32″ x 32″ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Scarves, thread, leather belts

Description:
60 scarves are sewn together, end-to-end and wound into a tight spiral. The individual garments are compressed into a single mass, a symbolic gesture that explores the conflicted space between society and the individual, a space that is ceaselessly broken and reconstituted (Hegel).

This piece was commissioned by PAi

Paramount Apparel International, Inc (PAi) was founded in 1929, and has become a leading headwear, apparel and accessories designer and supplier to many channels of distribution in the United States and internationally. For more
information visit PAIfashion.com

The Painful Spectacle of Finding Oneself, 2010-11

The Painful Spectacle of Finding Oneself, 2010-11

Approximate Size:
6’ x 1’ x 1’ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Folded second-hand clothing, wood and steel

Description:
This series of works are each built in 2 sections which can combined and re-configured.

This work by Derick Melander is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Social Mobility, 2010

Social Mobility, 2010

Approximate Size:
6′ x 2′ x 2′ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Second-hand clothing, steel, wood, casters, dog-leash

Description:
This piece is one of several created for a solo show at The University of Maryland. It was taken for regular walks around campus by gallery staff. This sticker occupied the space on the floor where the piece was displayed when at rest.