Recently, I am working on a project that is based on an existing exhibition. I have done some research into a wide range of exhibitions that interest me and came to a final decision: Fabricated – An Exhibition of Wearable Art.
As you can see from the exhibition flyer above, most of the work showcased in this exhibition are quite large in scale. Therefore, I decided to design and produce a piece in a large scale, which is something that I am not used to and it is completely out of my comfort zone. (I usually make small pieces!) I want to take this as a chance to challenge and push myself.
I started my research by looking at wearable sculpture in general, which I found a number of artists that interpreted the term ‘wearable art’ in a number of fascinating ways…
His wearable sculpture were very strong and appealing as they are so colourful, together with the form and texture, your eyes are just drawn to her work quickly. Her pieces are mostly around the neck and shoulder area, which are the parts of our body that are always carrying weight. Her work created a intimate relationship between the form of it and the wearer and the body will become a part of the sculpture.
This is her collection of ‘Wearable Structures’. All of the pieces in this series are mainly made out of wood. She mainly used wood in a stick form to create a wide variety of geometric shapes which develop into large sculptures to be worn around or on the body. Visit her webpage here!
In her ‘Wearable Sculpture’ collection, she explores a few types of different materials including metal, wood and textile. Again, her pieces are mainly worn around the neck and shoulder area. The form and texture of the pieces are very diverse. Some of them almost look like the form is growing and extending out from the body. Visit her website here!