Paint and wire writing art
Paint and wire writing art
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.
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.
A page from my sketchbook showing research development and experimentations using colour and shape in both CAD and on a stand.
Autumn/Winter 2014 – Earthy hues of Orange and brown, with flashes of contrasting blue, future urban camouflage!
Development taken from research, experimenting with different colours, textures and shapes on the body – using my adornment experiments.
‘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.
Photograph of a page from my sketchbook, showing the closeness between stand work/experiments and my research points of architecture.
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.