Preserve // Slice
The collection takes its inspiration from the action of slicing mineral formations to reveal complex and unexpected cross-sections and examines the idea of embedding and protecting. Luminous, artificial colour achieved through synthetic materials contrasts with natural surfaces. Resin has been explored to encase and then be sliced. There is a focus on materiality and making processes which has informed the collection.
The imagery of fibrous, organic structures inspired the concept of trapping optical fibres, monofilament, strands of plastic and copper electrical wire within resin blocks, which sliced cross-ways look almost mineral-like. The theme of filament and fibre relates to my dissertation topic which explored the desire of hair on women in fashion. This coupled with the milky, opaque appearance of the resin - suggestive of bone or ivory - lead to the conclusion of creating ornamental hair combs from the resin slices.
Following this, the print collection is informed by the imagery of cross-sectioning minerals; using markings made using the combs themselves to create smears of painted line. There is a contrast between the small, fragile scale of the resin combs alongside the freer, large-scale paint marks. The colour palette of the print collection is inspired by incandescent, opal tones. The garment collection embraces synthetic materials (PVC, latex, monofilament) and fabric layers to intensify the iridescent nature of the prints.
skilled in screen-printing and dyeing techniques
experienced in Photoshop and Ilustrator programs
knowledgeable about digital print design; experience with Mimaki and Sublimation printing
confident with sewing machine; pattern cutting skills
good photography and drawing skills
Summer Shows 2012
Join us to celebrate creativity and spot the stars of the future this summer. Eclectic exhibitions of art, design, fashion, communication and performance are taking place at sites across London from April to September and are free to attend.More information