The piece created in this submission was donated to me by Green Embassy, the first eco-fashion designer of Australia. This custom-made gift was created to bolster efforts to protect elephants and is being used in an upcoming photography campaign to promote their protection, as 96 African elephants are slaughtered EVERY DAY for their ivory tusks. The garment is composed of organic raw silk and dyed by steaming eucalyptus leaves onto the fabric. The dress is entirely handmade. Using my genetics research and conservation mission as her inspiration, Green Embassy created circles across the dress to embody the "cells of life" that one would find in my petri dishes. The photograph itself was taken in Bali, Indonesia where I was working this past summer treating Sumatran and Javan rhinoceroses and Sumatran elephants.
This Wearable Art embodies the functionality of clothing: to represent more than just fabric, to serve a higher meaning that only art can articulate.
To find out more about Gabby Wild and her foundation please go to www.gabbywild.com