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Paint the Roses Red

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Paint and wire writing art

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The Dormouse

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Celebrating the 150th birthday of Alice, these quirky wall hangings make a great gift for the curious minded.

These Wall Mounted Animal Heads are handmade, using various felts and british standard padding. As the name suggests these Feltsidermy are created using mainly felt. Each head is filled with wadding and is backed onto a foam disc giving each head a nice backing board and will hang neatly onto the wall with a small loop on the back.

The Dormouse is complete with hand made artistic gold finish wire glasses.

All materials used are vegan friendly and kind to the environment, the felt itself is made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Mushrooms

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A mushroom in my garden, I love the colours in this photograph.

 

Making Impressions.

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Over the last week I’ve been playing with constructed textiles and thought I’d try laying brass buttons in a dish of latex (so much fun!) It took about 3 days to dry out and when I removed the buttons the latex had imprinted the pattern and taken the colouring from them. Now I can cut them up and use them as buttons.

Stand work/Experiments

testSpent the day playing with fabric on the mannequin, made some interesting shapes its gonna be fun making the final versions!

 

Armoured

Untitled-2Researching into armour for my re-mixed dimensions project, focusing on the different textures in metal work. Sexy and a little bit punk.

Making marks

Using a bamboo stick, dipped in paint.
Using a bamboo stick, dipped in paint.

A few quick mark making experiments always free the creative side of me, using different tools and black paint to test out directions lines with can be used on the body.

Diagonal lines created using a toothbrush.
Diagonal lines created using a toothbrush.

Adornamental

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Striking body adornment, really eye catching and inspiring. Re-blogged from Alexandros Nikolis Pinterest board body adornment.

New Project!

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Started a new project, just to keep the grey-cells moving really! So I’m looking into armour and structure probably going to make a little set of body adornments, most likely using constructed textiles.

New Horizons Artwork

20140105_101755New horizons inspired artwork, prints and originals are now available in My Shop

Reflective moments.

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A slightly more definitive and detailed illustration for my Water of Life collection.

Water of Life illustration.

wol illu1Tried a slightly different illustration style to  go with my Water of Life collection. I wanted the illustration to seem a little more grown up.

New developments.

Page taken from sketchbook.
Page taken from sketchbook.

A page from my sketchbook showing research development and experimentations using colour and shape in both CAD and on a stand.

Colour palette.
Colour palette.

Autumn/Winter 2014 – Earthy hues of Orange and brown, with flashes of contrasting blue, future urban camouflage!

Inspirational development.

Page taken from sketchbook
Page taken from sketchbook

Development taken from research, experimenting with different colours, textures and shapes on the body – using my adornment experiments.

Beyond infinity

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‘Beyond infinity’ was a 2011, multi-sensory exhibition by the french artist Serge Salat, using mirrors, light, music, and art within architecture to change visitors’ perceptions of space. This was a large exhibition measuring 12.45 by 10.8 meters at a height of 3.8 meters, the main structure a steel infrastructure with a series of honeycomb aluminium panels covered in mirrors. Internally the space utilises spatial techniques traditional of Suzhou gardens as a means to send the visitor on a ‘mystical journey’. Painted wooden grids and steps add additional structure.

 

Within the installation, there is music playing, the lighting changes as visitors move throughout the various spaces whose dimensions are almost never ending as a result of the reflections cast by the mirrors helped by the lighting which changes from ultraviolet blue to white, offering a complete cycle that recreates day and night.

 

 

 

Closer details

Page taken from sketchbook.
Page taken from sketchbook.

Photograph of a page from my sketchbook, showing the closeness between stand work/experiments and my research points of architecture.

Manipulating shape and form

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Closer look into Iris van Herpens’ work, looking at shapes on the body and how these can be manipulated with different uses of scale and texture, page taken from my sketchbook.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Iris van Herpen.

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Source – pleatfarm.com

Iris Van Herpen: The Alexander McQueen Of Tech Geeks

As one blogger put it: “I think we just found our next fashion legend. HO. LY. SHIT.

Van Herpen manipulates technology to test all the limits of fashion. Creating pieces by combining modern techniques and traditional sewing.

Even if you don’t have a great deal of interest about fashion technology, this stuff is worth looking at . New ideas and digital technology are already having a great deal of input into the industry, whether you’re talking digitally printed fabric or 3-D creations. It will only become more exaggerated and prominent. Van Herpens’ work, is like a sneak peek into the future about where the fashion world is headed.

A·POC·A·LYP·TIC

Apocalypse, (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apocálypsis), when translated literally from Greek refers to “a revelation of something hidden”.

potential

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