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By Henry Wischusen
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About

As a serial creator, I am delighted to share my latest creation with you. The new year has inspired me to push my artistic boundaries and craft a hand-patinated copper-clad bow tie, and doing it in collaboration with each of you as backers! As an artist, I create pieces of wearable art and exquisite fashion statements that are unique to the world. I invite you to join me in this creative odyssey.

Azure (bright knot)
Azure (bright knot)

 

Azure (patinated knot)
Azure (patinated knot)

  

Tartan
Tartan

 

Bling
Bling

 

Azure (Limited Edition) Collaborators packet 

Azure (with travel case & signature card)
Azure (with travel case & signature card)

Shown above, each backer of the special Azure (Limited Edition) will receive a packet to make selections for their own distinctive bow tie. 

Your options will include the following:

  • Bow patina: hue, depth and intensity
  • Knot patina: hue, depth and intensity
  • Edge buffing: location and extent 
  • Hanah hand dyed silk neck extension selection

Each Azure bow tie will be sequentially numbered (100 only) and include a signed card by me.

Thank you and looking forward to our collaboration!

Azure (bright knot) with Hanah hand dyed neck extension
Azure (bright knot) with Hanah hand dyed neck extension

 

 

More creations at www.forestique.com

   

My Thanks to...

This project came to fruition with the help of many others, so I would like to thank both the individuals and businesses that have and are contributing to this effort. 

  • Eric Milsen: Videography, photography, editing and much more
  • Zuri Cudjoe: Forestique, Fashion Evangelist
  • Penny Wischusen: Inspiration, and consultation
  • Dana Ruth: Motivator www.danaruth.com
  • Carol Carter and Inga Copeland: Get the Word out
  • German Correa and Irina Burns: Theatrical Talent
  • Nimrod Copper: 99.9% pure copper www.nimrodcopper.com
  • Sauers Veneers: Wood Veneer www.sveneers.com
  • Hanah Silk: Hand dyed silk www.hanahsilk.com
  • Thackeray: Bow tie components www.thethackery.com
  • TexasRadioFish: "Seed" music
  • My Children, Fred, Ben and Emma: Enthusiastic support and counsel

 

Risks and challenges

My biggest risk is in how each patina grows, because each patina grows in its own unique way. So if I am not satisfied with the final piece I will simply start again. This could delay the delivery of the orders. I cannot ship until each bow tie expresses the art its wants and we want it to be.

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    Thank you card signed by the Artist(Me)

    A thank you card with a beautiful picture of the Bow Vivant Azure limited edition bow tie signed by the creator.

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    Bow Vivant: Bling

    Meticulously hand crafted bright copper clad bow tie that speaks for itself. It is sure to attract everyones attention!

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    Bow Vivant: Tartan

    Traditional hand laid pattern, antiqued copper clad bow tie has stripes of bright copper and is reminiscent of ancient Scottish weaves. So striking!

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    Bow Viavant: Azure (Limited Edition)

    A uniquely hand patinated copper clad bow tie. Specially crafted by the artist in collaboration with each backer. The backer can select the intensity of the patination of the bow, the patination of the knot and a choice of 4 different Hanah hand dyed silk neck extensions. Each Bow Vivant Azure is sequentially numbered and includes a card signed by me in a custom travel case. These are each unique and truly works of wearable art. You will get only 1 of 100!

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