Every day shapes, 1st project
I found Alexander Mcqueen's Horn of Plenty show very suitable for this project because of the industrial materials utilised for both the garments and the set including bin liners, umbrellas, tyres and many more. The inspiration has allowed me to consider different textures, patterns and materials in industrial, natural, modern and historical sources of inspiration.
The Mondrian dress, YSL
The Mondrian collection designed by Yves ST Laurent was inspired by the abstract paintings of artist Piet Mondrian. Bold block primary colours and intersecting black lines are the focus of the Mondrian collection. The simplicity and modern print inspired the Mondrian had showed me to become inspired by other creatives or even our surroundings. It also made me think about how the pattern or print is to be placed around the body in addition to the scale as these factors are very important an influential.
Liu Bolin, the invisible man
Modern outdoor research
With the photographs I had taken of the modern structures outside, I began sketching various patterns and textures with different mediums. At first I was uninterested about the photographs and subject. However gradually I became drawn towards the exercise because of the variation of patterns I was able to create from the photos.
Cecelia Carlestedt utilises drawings and paintings as a medium if expression in her illustrations. Carlestedt merges different illustrative skills such as negative space an different textures in a minimalistic and tasteful style which I admire as it is not too overpowering for the viewer. The illustrators body of work ha shown me how the different ways and methods of illustration makes the figure far more interesting and expressive.
Sirichai's designs are very clear, simple and minimal. Negative space and bold continuous lined figures seems are present in sirichai. I personally found this very interesting as During the first project I felt very annoyed and confused when asked to do negative space drawings. However after looking at Sirichai's collection of designs, the negative space creates a modern, cleaner and more precise look which I am drawn towards.
Illustration exercise 3
Illustration exercise 4
Damien Cupers' creates very rough but clear illustrations with mediums such as crayons, pastels and paint with a much wider variety of colours compared to Cecelia. A more playful childish tone is created and the Cuper seems to create different strokes and hardness to present the fabrics of the clothing or even the surrounding which I found inspiring. By presenting different textures through contrasting roughness and patterns the viewer is able to understand the physical textures although the work is two dimensional.
Illustration exercise 1
Illustration exercise 2
"These strings are woven into each other, which can make it look a bit like lace, which is also intricately woven. The difference is that my strings are in a random pattern, whilst lace follows set designs and patterns".
Chiharu Shiota's lace installation presents the idea of clothes being a "second skin" which carries the memories of those who have worn them. The concept of the emotional and sentimental messages behind certain objects in this case clothing interests me because it opens many ideas of manipulating and utilising these things to convey a statement such as unity, brotherhood and relationships. As lace has certain areas of compact detail and other areas of loose space, I would like to utilise this aspect into the three dimensional installation task.
Emily Blincoe is an artist who finds inspiration in faces, shapes, colours, lights and quiet little moments. Her collection of commissions and work presents a lot of organised everyday objects in the style of knolling which I a process of arranging related objects in parallel or 90 degrees as a method of organisation. I like the crisp and clearness of many knolling photographs and art works because the viewer is allowed to think about the similarities and concepts of the arrangement.
In 2014 when I had visited korea, I had visited the MMCA in seoul where I saw Do-Ho Suh's blue home installation. Delicate hand down fabrics created in the shapes of homes, stairs and many more are known to embody not a physical space but a "metaphorical, intangible and a psychological" space. I like the way Do-Ho Suh has recreated our thoughts of a solid brick house into a light textile because our perception of what we think of a home is challenged. Furthermore as like Alice Anderson, how we see a typical object is alternated through the different style of how it looks.