American Rhapsody

Watercolors on 1969 American Way to True-Fit Patterns book pages.

An artist friend of mine handed me this book one day she found at a yard sale and I hadn't seen since I was a little kid. It was The American Way to True-Fit Patterns. This book was used as the industry standard on how to size garment patterns in apparel manufacturing and my father learned by this book when he went to school at LA Trade-tech. I started by pulling out the pages and painting random sayings on them - stuff that my dad used to say - and it just took off from there.