Lily Pan

Materiality

One Eye Open

Growing up with German Shepherds, I've developed a deep, spiritual connection with dogs. This unisex collection highlights the beauty and warmth of "dogwool", shedded dog fur. It is an extremely sustainable and sentimental fiber. My principal material goal is to promote its excellence as well as its associated psychological attachments.

With notes of the human-canine bond, military culture, and the Fluxus movement, these garments promote a conscientious mindset, with a focus on interdisciplinarity and whimsicality.
Image: German Shepherd polka dots needlefelted into Upcycled Wool Suiting.
Image: German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, and Alaskan Malamute quarter rests and grid needlefelted into Upcycled Wool Suiting.
Image: Rough Collie M-65 Liner pattern needlefelted into a West German Bundeswehr Surplus Blanket.
Image: Caucasian Shepherd stripes needlefelted into a West German Bundeswehr Surplus Blanket.
Image: Select original components of the suits and blankets are preserved, including but not limited to inner pockets, cuffs, and tags.
Special thanks to all the humans and dogs involved. This project is dedicated to the German Shepherds that have been a part of my family: Peter, Dakota, and Rolly.

Bio

Lily Pan (b. 2000 in Irvine, California) is an artist based in New York, New York. Her practice explores various interstitial spaces and contrasts. She is particularly interested in the following conversations: individualism and collectivism, reality and imagination, applied art and fine art.

Lily is an enthusiast of antiques, German Shepherds, WW2 movies, geography, and more.