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;
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.