I chose these high-waisted cropped-leg harem-pants from Guess for my latest Shell Game alteration, based both on the strength of their over-all silliness, and the fact that they have pockets:
(I forgot that I've decided numerous previous times to stop buying black clothing for Shell Game, because the photos never turn out well.)
I also didn't know that Guess' return policy was so arcane. They will only refund cash with a check sent by mail. Since I'm trying to stay as under the retail radar as possible on this one, I think these pants are going to be added to the pile of clothing that I've altered and been unable to return - a pile I am saving to display alongside the documentary photographs, in a currently purely theoretical exhibition of this piece.
Here are the pants, after I altered them, turned inside out:
Pretty mundane, huh? At least until you look under the pocket:
I had intended to use full color for this, but I found that I quite liked how I could build the image on the black cloth, simply by adding layers and thicknesses of the white gesso. Here's a better look at the image:
It is my first truly figurative addition to an article of clothing. I decided that a reminder of silly, high-waisted pants of yesteryear, was an appropriate intrusion on this particular garment.