Lixian (Lisa) Teng
The work reflects conceptual meanings behind a series of neatly organised objects in various visual manifestos. The main inspiration derives from the works of Ursus Werhli.
Through mixing ordinary scattered elements into a minimal and controlled arrangement, there is a new perception of the original. It is a double take of imagery which becomes a personal documentation, similar creating a time capsule. Pieces are split apart or flatten out, only to construct an altered form. This is taking an existing object, transforming into a personal idea to the object.
Decorative stitch details enhances the outlook of basic footwear silhouettes in the design. However, such details may have to be toned down to balance the shapes from the sole units. MDF takes form of the experimental stages of constructing the sole unit. The sections are made of series of laser cut shapes through the basic outline construction from Rhino. These panels that joins together creates the heel and other sole units. Acrylic is the final selection material wise as it is lightweight, fragile when it is in pieces but durable once they join up.
Footwear Photo Credit -
Photographer: Cliff Tan
Watch out for developments on my blog (either):
- LCF Graduate Press Exhibition 2012.
- One of the nominees for Cordwainers' Cup Excellence in Footwear (2012)
- Awarded Cordwainers Travel Scholarship (2012)
Style Bubble: http://www.stylebubble.co.uk/style_bubble/2012/07/shoes-n-things.html
I'm always looking for new innovation on the go. I give a fresh spin to an existing concept. I'm willing to learn more along the way.