30 Days of Artists: Melinda Anne Lawrence | Fit for a Queen

Melinda LawrenceMelinda Anne Lawrence, who goes by the name Lawrence, is a 26-year old artist, born and raised in Jodie, West Virginia. She joined the United States Navy when she was 17 and served 7 years before coming to The University of Texas at Austin to study textiles and apparel. Lawrence loves anything that has to do with fashion and designing. Her love of sewing came from watching her grandmother sew quilts while growing up, which inspired her to work towards a career in the fashion world as a designer. She describes her artistic style as contemporary, chic, and edgy all in one.






“Fit for a Queen”

In ancient times, emeralds were believed to possess the powers of healing, love and luck. They were also a luxury only afforded to kings and queens. To ensure this piece was truly fit for a queen, Melinda glued 4,000 emerald and diamond Swarovski crystals to a Victoria’s Secret bra. She finished the piece by hanging a larger emerald crystal from the center of bra hoping it would emanate a feeling of power and royalty to its wearer.

Fit for a Queen

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Art Bra Austin
June 7th, 2014
Austin Music Hall

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