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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Paper Project

Paper Stole


My exploration of experimental textiles has led me to a variety of media (outside the predictable fabric and fibres)including wood, metal, wire, plastic (shopping bags)and paper.
This piece was created from recycled vintage sewing patterns glued onto a wire frame.It is the first of a series of works inspired by high-end couture and was exhibited in "Fashion As Art" at the Brunswick Street Gallery.
I like the ambiguity;is it wearable/is it not? Are they petals/feathers/scales? The almost translucent paper is light and flutters as it moves, yet the printed lines and notions add a graphic strength I hadn't anticipated in the design process.
Love it when that happens!

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