Sunday, 6 January 2013

New Year, New Project

It's nearing the end of my Christmas break and in between seeing friends and family I've been thinking about my upcoming project. Today I made a mood board of some of the objects, ideas and images that have been inspiring me:

I've been looking a lot at the work of Christo and wondering how I might apply the techniques he has used to that of leather. I will be using the words wrapping, binding, stretching and forming in this project to explore the properties of materials and ideas.

When visiting Nottingham Castle a few months ago, I noticed that they had a applied a similar Christo-technique to their outer statues as part of the LaceWorks exhibition: 

They are be no means as successful as any of his monument works:

and it is this attention to shape and form that I wish to apply to my designs.

As part of my visual research, I will be considering;

broken busts, 
mummified feet,
surface manipulation
and textural form

I wish to consider sustainability, through working with objects that are often thrown away and through a process of concealing, wrapping and reforming look to be creating an exciting new range of objects and experiments.

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