Michigan Avenue Photo Safari

CanCan Mannequin - bodice detail, Michigan Ave, Chicago

There’s nothing soft, warm or nurturing in this Coca-Cola can creation displayed on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. But is it creative? Inspired? Of that there is no doubt! From the pull-tab corset to the crimped fan of the aluminum skirt, my mind wanders all about trying to figure out, “What did they do here? How did the artist figure that out? How much ended up on the cutting room floor before this metallic confection emerged?

CanCan Mannequin - skirt detail

Questions, questions. Isn’t that the beginning of the entire creative process? The dress forms are the result of the retailers association’s collaboration with local artists and design students to create an eco-friendly public art installation that stresses reuse and recycling of materials.

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