Fun Odd Job – Mike Kelley’s “The Little Girl’s Room” Textile Piece
Recently I was contacted by MOCA in Los Angeles. They needed help recreating a portion of an art installation by the late Mike Kelley titled “The Little Girls Room”. Apparently the piece in question was a bed sheet that was getting stepped on by viewers and they wanted to have a roll of fabric to replace the sullied component at will.
As an art nerd, I was thrilled to be contacted by the museum, and super stoked to be involved in working on something affiliated with Mike Kelley – whom I have always considered to be genius.
The art piece is an interesting one in which Kelley first creates an installation based on a script for a performance. It involves a little girls arrival to adolescence, depicted in metaphor as a girls flowery bedroom transforming into monochromic minimalism.
Here is one picture, obviously portraying the latter state of the bedroom, and a slice of the flowery sheet that I re-created. Interested friends can also check out the MOCA page on the piece.
I would like to give a shout-out to The AdArt Company, who is one of the few printing companies in Los Angeles that does silkscreened fabric with a small minimum, and who will be doing the printing for this piece.
Image courtesy MOCA