High Art: Miley Cyrus Made a Series of Psychedelic Sculptures Called ‘Dirty Hippie’

Miley Cyrus Dirty Hippie Sculpture Jeremy Scott New York Fashion Week

Aside from hanging with Wayne Coyne and touring incessantly on the back of Bangerz, Miley Cyrus has also apparently been working on turning that art that she makes when she’s high into high art. In an interview with V Magazine, via Billboard, the “We Can’t Stop” singer says that a July 4 encounter with fashion designer and friend Jeremy Scott prompted her to start working on a series of colorful sculptures that she’s now calling “Dirty Hippie.”

She explains that the endeavor has been mostly about taking all of the “shit things” that happened to her in 2014 and “making them good” again. For Cyrus, that apparently means gathering all of the technicolor trash that washes up on the shores of her life and turning it into neo-dadaist collages of childlike detritus. As for what that actually means in practical terms, well basically Cyrus takes some stuff and glues it to some other stuff. There’s a vibrator that was thrown onstage by a fan with a joint affixed to it. Also in the collection is a hat emblazoned with the phrase “in your dreams you can buy expensive cars” and a mask made out of miniature teddy bears.

As for her ultimate motivations, aside from not dying as a “pop pop dumb dumb,” Cyrus just wanted to do something productive with the time she spends getting stoned. “I just sit around and smoke weed anyway,” she says. “So I might as well sit around, smoke weed, and do something. And this is me doing something.”

The sculptures will appear in Jeremy Scott’s New York Fashion Week show on September 10, but after that you’ll be able to catch them in person at the gallery at V‘s offices on 11 Mercer Street in New York City. For now head over to V‘s website to see a few of the pieces.

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