The female ideal....alive and kicking in contemporary culture. Everywhere we turn, magazines, advertisements she is looking at us, mocking us....perhaps it is time to bite back.
Working to a brassy aesthetic, my work is a comment upon the state of idealisation of women today.
I have chosen to create a Read More...
Context illustration of an acid dyed piece of silk georgette. Fabric has been burnt out with devore and hand painted with printing adhesive. Flitter glitter has then been heat pressed onto adhesive, creating the gold effect.
Acid dyed organza, with hand painted adhesive detailing, which has them been heat pressed with foil. Fabrics are a expermentation, of colour and mark making, communicating a feeling of fun and play for the wearer.
Velvet devore piece, acid dyed orange, and then dip dyed with a darker shade of orange. Burnt out stripes contain foil and flitter glitter detailing. The velvet has been heat pressed in places to create a two-tone effect. Images above show fabric in context at an exhibition, as well as a close up look at the fabric detailing.
Collage that has been digitally printed onto crepe de chine. I have then added adhesive detailing, and rendered it with both foil and flitter glitter.
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