I had the pleasure of collaborating on a dress with Crossfox last year. It is the most comfortable dress with an oversized hood and pockets. I printed four designs on it, the front, the sides, and on the hood. I have always been interested in fashion design so it was a dream come true to be printing on a handmade dress. There were only 25 made which made it even more special. It is now a Poison Apple Printshop collector’s item! If you missed this one do not worry, I have a feeling there might be another Crossfox collaboration on the way!
Me last summer. This is one of my favorite vests I’ve made myself. It was a red leather peplume jacket with boxy shoulders and shoulder pads, yuck! But I turned it into a vest and altered it. I featured one of my Baphomet back patches on the back and just a few studs on the shoulders.
The time comes when I must say goodbye to some patches to make room for new ones! I made this “LAST CHANCE” section in my shop full of all the retirees. Last chance to get your hands on some shirts and patches before they are gone! #poisonappleprintshop #clearance #lastchance (at Poison Apple Printshop)
Tortured Soul. back patch by Adrienne Rozzi for Poison Apple Printshop. Black on natural.
A Queen sits in a grotto of wild flowers and weeps, her face buried in her hands. She has power and authority yet she is tortured by the thoughts in her own mind. She sobs in her self-made black hole as nature threatens to engulf her. Wild flowers such as dahlias, poppies, hydrangea, roses, quinces, and snapdragons swirl around the forlorn Queen. Each flower symbolizes an unseen force and internal demon that plagues the fair monarch; instability, isolation, frigidity, heartache, temptation, and deception, respectively. Overhead two snakes entwined in the wreath watch the weeping woman with omniscient eyes. The snake is a symbol of cosmic energy and the ongoing cycle of death and resurrection. They are the bringers of hope for the young Queen, amidst her nest of self loathing there lurks a path to happiness and triumph. They are there to remind her that the strength to change lies within herself.
The Swordsman’s Pyre. Handmade screen printed patch, white on black leather.
A perfect triangle is known to be a symbol of perfection, divinity, and aspiration. Having three sides, triangles are associated with the triple goddess and the perfect balance inherent within the number. The shape is found to be the most stable of structures. With it’s apex pointing upward, the triangle alludes to the alchemical symbol for fire standing for aspiration, creative force, passion, and drive. This patch features the tips of black daggers all pointing toward the center of the triangle.
The Seer’s Amulets. Mini patch set, black on red leather.
A trio of mini talisman patches including a dagger, crescent moon, and elemental symbols. The elemental symbols are historically the alchemical symbols for the four elements; Earth, Fire, Water, Air. All patches are drawn and printed by artist and printmaker Adrienne Rozzi.
Tortured Soul back patch by Adrienne Rozzi for Poison Apple Printshop.
The Tarot Suits back patch by Adrienne Rozzi for Poison Apple Printshop.