There is one thing on my mind at the moment and that is a HUGE sigh of relief. After weeks of miniscule amounts of sleep with most of my time spent sewing into the early hours, it feels a complete luxury to be able to relax. Knowing that my candy floss pom poms, boucle fur and blonde trailer trash illustrations are safely handed in.
Maybe the title of this post would be more appropriate as a “Term in the Life of a Fashion Textiles Student”….
My latest embroidery project drew inspiration from the Power of Ten short Film by Charles and Ray Eames, using the concept of relative scale to explore the function and patterns of the human brain. The developmental stages of the project analysed the idea of, “what’s on a woman’s mind”, encompassing traditional associations with women and embroidery and the creation of the subversive stitch. Subverting became the basis for my textiles creations, distorting the surface and characteristics of denim. Researching exaggerated ideals of femininity and beauty icons led me to juxtapose the image of trailer trash, influenced by Harmony Korine’s film Gummo and icons such as Anna Nicole Smith with 1980′s fashion silhouettes representing en-powerment.
Below is a Visual Journey through my project:
Ready, set, pom poms.