South Arts Spotlight: Georgann DeMille of Tennessee

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"Depends" dress with dryer sheet pinafore
“Depends” dress with dryer sheet pinafore.

Born in 1953, Georgann DeMille has spent a lifetime sewing.  She earned her BFA in 2013 from the University of Memphis, where she combined her love of sewing and art in whimsical garments that look wearable but aren’t. She uses castoff materials or materials intended for one use, like fabric dryer sheets, book pages, flower petals, magazines and vintage prints. Recent projects have incorporated deconstructed Depends undergarments or National Geographic magazines to create, for example, a Nat Geo Backpack and a Nat Geo Duffle.
Georgann DeMille, Rose Petal Coat
Rose Petal Coat, 2017.

Rose petals being glued together.
Rose petals being glued together.

Nat Geo Backpack.
Nat Geo Backpack.

Georgann DeMille, Nat Geo Duffle
Nat Geo Duffle.

Detail of Nat Geo Duffle
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Georgann DeMille, Nat Geo Duffle on stand, Medium: National Geographic book pages, wood
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Georgann DeMille, Simplicity, Medium: book pages

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Georgann DeMille, Butterick, Medium: book pages, wire

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Georgann DeMille, Little Women, Medium: book pages

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Georgann DeMille, Modern Approach to Everyday Cooking, Medium: cookbook pages

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Georgann DeMille, Remembering, Medium: fabric dryer sheets

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Georgann DeMille, Pinafore, Medium: flower petals, book pages, thread

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Georgann DeMille, There Was a Little Girl, Medium: flower petals, book pages, thread