October's Window artist was MUFFY BRANDT
Muffy was thrilled to have to opportunity to make the October installation at the Dirt Palace Storefront Window Gallery.
She loves Halloween and was really excited to make something fun for people passing through Olneyville Square, and hopes it read well in the view from school bus windows.
She went a little bonkers getting excited about screen printing. Enjoying a break from printing on fabric for her business, Muffy decided to print her own perfectly vivid shade of neon orange and glow in the dark ink onto sheets of paper to use as the base for her designs.
Those sheets and some hologram paper mounted on boards were hand printed with a futuristic floor plane and posable skeletons. Situated on a neon infinity the skeletons, large and small, were positioned in varying states of mischief, revelry, macabre, and gymnastics.
The whole installation was inspired by researching vintage Halloween decorations, masks, and costumes. Ben Cooper, Collegeville, and Beistle google searches and a lot of Ebay coveting led to the desire to make what she couldn't afford. Her love of costume and mischievous transformation came together with an innocent creepiness.
Muffy hand painted different classic Halloween mask personae including: Vampire, Bat, Spider, Frankenstein, Cat, Medusa, Cyclops, Witch, Skeleton, and Devil.
Muffy loves Halloween season,the only thing that makes it ok that Summer is just a dwindling memory.