Over the course of the last 31 years, Project Chane has been its own solo island of design. Always shying away from outsider input, Project has now taken on a collaborative effort with Tennessee artist Mary Ansley Chitwood. This co-lab of snark focuses on kids as they proclaim their own styles and taste of fashion... and how it’s stated. The elements of machine, animal and word shape this initial series of designs which will grow in depth with new releases along the way. All designs are produced by hand on Canvas branded tees in Jackson’s own Studio Chane (circa 1998) and sold exclusively at Swell-O-Phonic +Wilåi (and of course CHANE.com). You will not find reference to cutesie lil sailor outfits, clown suits, or nauseating monograms here, just good ole fashioned authentic KID mentality. We hope you like... or really just hope they like.
Mary Ansley Chitwood was born and raised in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She moved to Jackson to attend Belhaven University, and earned her BFA in visual art in 2016. Experimenting with multiple mediums during her time at Belhaven, drawing was always her primary passion and interest. Her style would best be described as line based, drawing heavily off of and representing the interesting patterns and forms that exist in the natural world.
"Through this collaboration, I’ve really enjoyed being able to explore a more whimsical, illustrative side of my drawings and artistic process, and I’ve loved being able to delve into the world of wearable art. Seeing my own drawings and ideas blend with those of a fellow artist on a new canvas (in this case, T-shirts) has been a really cool experience that has allowed me to view my work and the potential it holds in a new and exciting way!"
Check out all of her fanciful designs here .