You have to see this artist! I just found her blog on Yahoo Shine.... Robin Barcus Slonina is an installation and performance artist working on a project called "States of Dress". She is touring the country, creating dresses that represent one of the states. Her goal is to create a sculpture for each of the 50 states. And on her blog States of Dress, you can see pictures and read all about her design process. I love this project!