Auction Item: Put the Needle on the Record

Put the Needle on the Record  by Mayra Stearns

Put the Needle on the Record Designer: Mayra Stearns Materials: records, doilies, linens and sheet music

Put the Needle on the Record
Designer: Mayra Stearns
Materials: records, doilies, linens and sheet music

“I believe that music is the ultimate time travel machine. A song or sound has the ability to transport you to the first moment you heard it.  I have chosen to reflect this by incorporating the different ways we’ve experienced its beauty. I see the music in the patterns of the doilies from a bygone era. The dress, music sheet bustle, cloth bustle and head piece are able to be worn separately.”

“I feel that we are born to be creators and not merely consumers.  Beauty is everywhere and it is up to us to see it and be inspired by it.  Whatever I create must be absolutely cRubbishRenewed_Preshoot_2016-6230omfortable to wear.  My muse is my daughter. She would wear clothes inside out to avoid the sensations of the seams, so I taught myself to sew to make her comfortable and beautiful clothes.”

Mayra is a Program Coordinator for Campfire USA a national youth enrichment organization and Kindergarten Teacher at A Child’s Garden. She inspires children to find their spark and engage their will.

Mayra’s pieces are wearable and separates so the new owner can mix and match.  Thanks Mayra for donating this sassy piece to our fundraising auction!

Photos by Tambi Lane Photography

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