Collection: PART 3 UNIT SEVEN

PART 3- Unit 7 Research

           UNIT 7- TO SURVIVE THE FLOOD

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Practitioners

  • Kazimir Malevich
  • Jackie Nickerson
  • Namsa Leuba
  • Mella Jaarsma
  • Viviane Sassen
  • Christopher Shannon
  • Mella Jaarsma
  • Romuaco Hazoume
  • Kenny Dunkan
  • Barry Rosenthal
  • John Hoyland
  • Tatiana Leshkina
  • Matin Zad
  • Luzinterruptus
  • Gareth Pugh
  • Lister Craig Hunter
  • Michael Migllorini
  • Jack Henry
  • Lucy Orta
  • Naoko Yoshimoto
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Using this image as a form of inspiration as the re adaptation of a baby grow into a woman head scarf. Contemporary twist on a very traditional form of African wear.

http://superselected.com/editorials-beauty-venantia-cheryl-punky-nandipha-another-magazine-by-jackie-nickerson/

Photographer – Jackie Nickerson Stylist – Katie Shillingford Grooming – Janine Pritschow

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Materials

  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic sheets/ tarp
  • Palm leaves/ crops
  • Upcycled clothes
  • Water
  • Pipes
  • Sponge
  • hessian
  • tin
  • padding
  • inflatable
  • wire
  • Ceramics
  • Netting
  • Neoprene
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Another contemporary re purple of found materials giving a new take on traditional African headwear. The plastic bag on the head shows a form of defiance and rebellion towards the conventional.

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Use of plastic combined with garments.

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Subtlety of the re shaped garments used as an apron.

 

http://www.jackienickerson.com/work.php?pid=1&item=8

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"Malawi  experienced a number of weather related hazards during the 2014-2015 agricultural production season. The late onset of the rain season delayed planting of all major crops across the country so much so that by the time of the cessation of the rains, most crops had not yet reached maturity. Heavy rains and flooding in the month of January 2015, resulted in the loss of lives and damage to the infrastructure; the floods also severely destroyed field crops, caused wash-away of soil nutrients and affected farming activities such as planting, weeding, and ridging as well as fertilizer application."

 

https://pda.pcusa.org/situation/malawi-flooding/

 

 

 

 

 

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In this image I was particularly inspired by the pattern on the garment having a fluency of colour and the different shapes created by the blue contrast.  These shapes could inspire embroideries of print making.

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Practical approach to carrying possessions during the crisis of a flood. To develop- focusing composition on the head and round the shoulders keeping and unbalanced silhouette.

https://pda.pcusa.org/situation/malawi-flooding/

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Interested by the structural silhouette created through the sleeves the crumpled, tough natural added with the barrel on the woman back. Contrasting use of colour against background and also of conventional use.

 

http://www.jackienickerson.com/work.php?pid=1&item=8

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Use of fabric to collage. Bold composition of block colour combined with elements of print.

Primary images from exhibtition Tschabalala Self

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More tree silhouettes by Jackie Nickerson whose work portrays work life on African farms of which are severely damaged in events of floods. Th muted colours create depth with inspiration to incorporate organic materials into my work.

http://www.jackienickerson.com/work.php?pid=1&item=8

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Distorted views of the human form creating a de-personalises atmosphere though the layers of materials and the abstraction of the figure.

http://www.jackienickerson.com/work.php?pid=1&item=8

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"With these new numbers, and while prioritising additional severely affected districts, we need to take stock of our response to ensure all children and families have access to emergency services and supplies,” said Mahimbo Mdoe, Unicef’s representative in Malawi.

“We are carefully monitoring how displaced children are faring, as we know, after one month in crowded camps, disease outbreaks and increased malnutrition can occur,” he said.

 

“With these new numbers, and while prioritising additional severely affected districts, we need to take stock of our response to ensure all children and families have access to emergency services and supplies,” said Mahimbo Mdoe, Unicef’s representative in Malawi.

“We are carefully monitoring how displaced children are faring, as we know, after one month in crowded camps, disease outbreaks and increased malnutrition can occur,” he said."

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/10/malawi-floods-devastation-far-worse-than-first-thought

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Practical use of plastic. The form of simple structuring 

http://www.jackienickerson.com/work.php?pid=1&item=32

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MATIN ZAD- Distorted use of plastic on the body. Simple shape reflecting plastic bags, possible re-use.

http://www.matinzad.com/atworkcontents.html

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Simple material silhouette distortion.

http://www.jackienickerson.com/work.php?pid=1&item=8

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"La Vuelta Estación: Second Skin". In further depth of the wearable shelter concept this joined piece would keep families together. The tent like structure over the figure reveals face. The similarity with tarpaulin could be used as possible experimental drape.

http://thestationspin.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/second-skin.html

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Looking into the concept of protecting yourself from floods in ways of which will keep you safe and sheltered. The concept of a wearable tent. Of a garment being both wearable and protective.

http://www.shef.ac.uk/french/research/projects/artists

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The Sheltersuit Is A Wearable Homeless Shelter Made From Sleeping Bags For people sleeping rough on the streets, the suit can offer some extra protection. A more wearable development the tent with a hood.

https://www.fastcompany.com/3054129/fund-this/the-sheltersuit-is-a-wearable-homeless-shelter-made-from-sleeping-bags?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=coexist-daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=12182015

 

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Looking into the concept of wearable shelters. This pieces creates a distorted and abstract view upon the concept of protection.

http://www.dromemagazine.com/arnhem-biennal-fetishism-in-fashion/

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An African festival garment made from recycled ropes. The exhaustion of one particular material can create a large impact on a greater scale.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronnyreportage/7099348917/

 

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Barry Rosenthal. Collection art using vast amounts of collected waste forms of plastic. Concept of reusing materials into practical use embellished items.

http://barryrosenthal.com

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Humorous image By Tatiana Lëshkina playing with the concept and enlargements of objects. Using the water bottle as a recognisable shape and purpose

http://tatianaleshkina.com

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Primary images of crop circles in South Africa. Possible pattern print and point of exploration.

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Kenny Dunkan

Water related industrial items that are practical have been embellished with draped beads to contact against the convention of the item.

 http://www.kennydunkan.com/udrivinmecraz.html

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Travelling across water. The lengths people go to, to survive in natural disasters. 

http://principia-scientific.org/new-study-co2-emissions-reduced-risk-flooding-africa/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+psintl+(Principia+Scientific+Intl+-+Current+News)

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Primary image of compressed cardboard. looking into the coloured layers. Inspired by the correlation between these images and the compressed bags of clothes.

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Guinean/Swiss photographer Namsa Leuba. Contemporary combination of crochet and skin to create a modern take on a very traditional African garment.

http://mirellabruno.tumblr.com/post/128798673216/merchantsonlong-striking-portraits-by

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Image working at the concept of reusing found items and garments and use them in a completely new form.

http://favim.com/image/10860/

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Inspiration of the body piece with the layers of beads earn through wealth and duty within the tribe. The structure of the garment around the body and the risen up the back to create an unnatural silhouette.

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/520728775651235898/

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Maria Nepomuceno. Textiles looking into organic shapes going into further research into beading looking at alternative forms. Selective use of colour with incorporation of rope all used and treated an similar ways. The contrast of bright colour against a cerated print.

http://www.lostateminor.com/2012/10/17/colourful-sculptural-installations-by-maria-nepomuceno/

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Primary Research of old diving jacket looking at silhouette, functionality and form.

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Namsa Leuba, Looking into contemporary clothing with traditional yet re used colours.

http://www.namsaleuba.com/thekingdomofmountains

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Namsa Leuba. Unconventional garment reflecting a similar style to Jackie Nickleson of combining man with nature and showing the simulates between.

http://www.lostateminor.com/2012/05/02/tribal-themed-portrait-photography-by-namsa-leuba/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+LostAtEMinor+(Lost+At+E+Minor)&utm_content=Google+Reader

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A very upsetting and motive image of a starving child. Taking silhouette, shape and concept form this image.

http://kampungkoupusanku.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/poverty-children-suffered-more-than.html

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CYRUS KABIRU. Inspired by the traditional take of taking found and reused materials and combining them with traditional beading techniques. 

https://www.artsy.net/artwork/cyrus-kabiru-njia-ya-maisha-macho-nne-throwback

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Low water in the Okavango Delta (aerial), Botswana, Frans Lanting. Looking at the shapes and lines of the delta lakes taking inspiration for embroidery and sample designs.

http://franslanting.photoshelter.com/image?&_bqG=410&_bqH=eJxLdy0rNfLxTPWsNI.ySKnyCc8zjg9Iyy2OTCq3MjW0sDIysDI0AAIrz3iXYGfbosyy1CI1MDve0c_FtgTIDg12DYr3dLENBakrTsotizR2qTLO9FSLd3QOsS1OTSxKzgAAh90gJQ--&GI_ID=

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Viviane Sassen. Developing from the traditional silhouette of African people carrying items and objects upon their heads. This image distorts the personality form the individual however emphasising culture and lifestyle.

http://www.missmoss.co.za/2013/12/31/viviane-sassen/

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Vivianne Sassen

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/520728775651233686/

Using this image as a source of inspiration with the contrasting use of blue paint and the overall effect of the colour on the figure complimenting the background.

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Looking further into the structuring of deltas and the patterns and shapes created. Inspiring a majority of my samples through the webbing and connecting effect.

http://trendytraveler.tumblr.com/post/25964420690

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Viviane Sassen. Looking at the selective use of colour and the incorporation of objects to add to the silhouette.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f0/a8/25/f0a825cf864abe20179a4bebae68ded0.jpg

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Viviane Sassen. This powerful image created by the selected colour and the vibrancy of the choice of yellow. Using limited colours creates more of an impact of what colours are used.

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/520728775651233698/

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Moonlight / Parallelism (2016), d. Barry Jenkins, d.p. James Laxton

Inspired by the colour palette of the film. Shown in these stills here the limited colour palette of blue hues emphasises emotion and depth. Selecting specific colours in my work can help to create a similar effect.

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Hideki Seo, Poyn Pyon collection, 2004

http://fresh-future.livejournal.com/3833.html

 

In this image I was inspired by the inflatable elements that are selective and distorted in its form

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Romuald Hazoumé, Benin. Exploring the re-purposing of plastic bottles, into something unrecognisable.Combining materials with prints.

http://talent.paperblog.fr/1211963/les-bidons-de-romuald-hazoume/

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Benoit Feron. Vast amount of stacked beads extending the neck and distorting the body.

https://www.facebook.com/224544564364118/photos/pb.224544564364118.-2207520000.1426179929./375079435977296/?type=1&theater

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Traditional African tribe wedding garments. Looking at the orange detailing and beading if the headdress. Looking at the heavy breast plate at the front and a form of layering and distortion.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/95585138@N00/249117618/

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Looking at different colours. This some superficially is very heavy in terms of size and shape. As well as all specially being one colour.

https://www.redbubble.com/people/farflung/works/2815157-samburu-lady-kenya

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Very contemporary stylised view of the Traditional African beading. Possibly trying out the limited use of colour and shape upon the body.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/22934480/Red_Blanket_Valley_AMAQWATI_TRIBE_IN_TRANSKEI_Joan_A_Broster.html

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 Traditional paint work with development for print experimentation and development.

 https://manundertheinfluence.tumblr.com/page/58

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Looking at the strong use of white beading and the layers to the collar.

http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/jimmy-nelson-before-they-pass-away/

 

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Emphasis on colour and composition of beading.

http://www.kenya-advisor.com/pictures-of-kenya-people.html

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I was inspired by these images for the application of garments being used for pracicality wear. Unconventional pieces worn in ways particular to African culture. The mixture of glamourous detailed pieces combined with childrens wear and plastic.

 

http://superselected.com/editorials-beauty-venantia-cheryl-punky-nandipha-another-magazine-by-jackie-nickerson/

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The re-use of clothes sent from the US to Africa where they are being ironed and distributed out. concept of reusing old  and found garments.

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Processes

  • Absorbing
  • Repelling
  • Soaking
  • Sinking
  • Beading
  • Embroidery
  • Floating
  • Reusing
  • Recycling
  • Carrying
  • Draining
  • Flooding
  • Journey
  • Embellishing
  • Practicality
  • Protecting
  • Saving
  • Breathing
  • Inflating
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Inspiration of image through informative source with composition of colour and practical items.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/2015/feb/13/second-hand-clothes-charity-donations-africa

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interesting structural element added to the garment. Combination of carpet and plastic takes a concept of being resourceful and using what you find.

http://www.jackienickerson.com/work.php?pid=1&item=8

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Looking at an artistic approach to the concept of flooding in Africa and the impact it has on peoples homes and livelihoods.

 

http://www.designboom.com/art/fabrice-monteiro-prophecy-senegal-pollution-photography-09-21-2015/

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Children in natural environment. All colours very earthy and organic. Colour of garments compliments colour from the surroundings.

https://pda.pcusa.org/situation/malawi-flooding/

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Family affected by flooding, getting on with what they can with little they have, concept of being resourceful with what you have left from after the flood. Use of plastic bottles.

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Looking at  flooded village in Africa looking at a possible print pattern concept.

https://pda.pcusa.org/situation/malawi-flooding/

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Emphasis on colour composed with use of plastic garment.

http://loveandpr.com/2017/04/fashion-culture-alek-wek-x-dazed-x-may-2017/

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Simple use of attaching colour to background.

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Primary Images from Exhibiton of Victoria Miro- Passages

Inspired by the form of colour and structure and how the two compliment each other in its simplest form.

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Looking at the concept of Plastic and its association with water in productive and also damaging ways this installation pieces emphasises the importance of plastic yet raises awareness of the large amount that gets thrown away. Looking at further depth into the properties and uses of plastic.

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/public-awareness-artwork/

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Stacked plastic bags full of stacked clothes. Patterns created within the shelter of all the clothes needed as supplies from the after affects of a flood. Compressed clothes incased within waterproof plastic.

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Sculpture of re-used items and materials, reflecting concept of compressed clothes within plastic bags.

 

http://jackhenryart.com

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naoko-yoshimoto

Looking in the stacked bags of clothes. I felt these compressed items of cotho

https://fashion.feedfury.com/content/42606853-naoko-yoshimoto-conceptual-clothing-sculptures.html

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 Three images above all express the industry within Africa of the repurpose of aid clothes sent over. I am inspired by the colours and sacks of garments being somewhat guarded.

http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2013/12/10/247362140/the-afterlife-of-american-clothes

 

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The bags of clothes donated from first world countries to be shipped to countries within Africa. The wide variety of colour and shapes created by the pilled clothes. Reflected in my primary images of stacked cardboard. The whole concept of items being re-used.

 http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2013/12/10/247362140/the-afterlife-of-american-clothes

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Jackie Nickerson. More uses of plastic on the body, ether as a full distortion or as an alternative for garments.Relating to my project I could explore using the waterproof material on the body.

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Jackie Nickerson. Working with crops through distortion. material reflecting that of raffia with possible form for experimentation.

http://www.jackienickerson.com/work.php?pid=1&item=8

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Re-formed plastic reflecting that of the material used to create the African shelters.Inspired by the tight layers and distortion of material. Gareth Pugh Autumn/Winter 2014 Ready-To-Wear Collection

http://www.vogue.co.uk/shows/autumn-winter-2014-ready-to-wear/gareth-pugh/collection/

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Muted earthy colours emphasising similarities between the earth and man. The incorporations of natural and artificial materials creating organic and natural silhouettes.

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More images emphasising the similarities between nature and man creating new tree like silhouettes, with crops that can be destroyed by floods and natural disasters. More layered drapes with organic back like detail.

http://www.jackienickerson.com/work.php?pid=1&item=8

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The contrasting use of a vibrant colour used in a simple yet effective way. Emphasises a simple drape somewhat representing a culture and way of life.

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/520728775651107818/

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Use of simple everyday objects being used to distort and manipulate the silhouette.

http://www.jackienickerson.com/work.php?pid=1&item=8

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"Building will cover the concept of clothing being used as a form of protection and the notion of carrying one’s own shelter, referencing the nomadic, portable nature of modern life.  Belonging and Confronting will examine ideas of nationality as well as displacement and political and social confrontation, recognizing the tensions associated with the assimilation of new cultures and traditions."

http://platformten.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/aware-art-fashion-identity.html

 

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Playing with the concept of wearable shelters this piece by Lucy Orta explores the concept of Refuge Wear. This piece reflects that of an old tent for repurposed use.

https://www.studio-orta.com/en/artwork/100/Refuge-Wear-Intervention-London-East-End-1998

 

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MICHAEL MIGLIORINI

Two pieces of art trying to portray the process of cleaning water, in two very conceptual and contrasting ways.

 

https://cias.rit.edu/gallery/american-crafts/undergraduate-glass/182

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The immense beading upon the garments creating pattern and print with possible response could be sample on a smaller scale experimenting with scale and surface texture.

https://www.delcampe.net/en_GB/collectables/postcards/cameroon/cameroun-bana-danseur-bamikele-125648689.html

 

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Kenny Dunkan. The abstract and conceptual view of looking at the distribution of food could possibly relate to the aid provided to poor countered from wealthier countries in the event of natural disasters such as floods.

http://www.trendtablet.com/29255-kenny-dunkan

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Child with goat in rescue of a flood. A very innocent and emotive picture showing the effects of floods on African livelihoods.

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/520728775651284836/

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Looking further into the concept of surviving in water. Looking at conventional diving garments.

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/520728775651377808/

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Maria Nepomuceno. Looking at the use of beading that can reflect collars with the continuous beading.

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While looking at contemporary forms of personal shelters and tents. This one from the 1800 shows a similar, structured silhouette. Burqa, white cotton with silk whitework embroidery, Afghanistan, 1800-1880. Museum Number IS.23:1-1889.

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O480364/burqa/

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Men in traditional African dress. I am particularly inspired by thier collars in terms of the size shape and colours used in the beading.

https://www.livemaster.ru/topic/1093889-etnicheskij-krasnyj

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Collection of vintage postcards and photographic prints of the hairstyles worn by the Fula (Fulani/Fulbe) women of Guinea . W Africa. These very structural hairstyles could be seen reflected in forms and shapes that could be worn around the neck.

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/520728775651233638/

 

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Wolfgang Tillmans. Capturing the refinement of colour with the similarities and consistency in shape. This refinement of colour I can reflect in my embroideries.

http://fashionpost.jp/culture/culture-art/41391

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Wäscheberg, 2012 Wolfgang Tillmans. Looking at the piling of clothes and the way it reflected some of my earlier images of the stacked clothes in the plastic bags. This form of more natural piling shows a lifestyle in capturing a moment in someones life.

http://nosilverbullets.tumblr.com/post/143112580549/wäscheberg-2012-wolfgang-tillmans

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Looking at the importance of water to survive in what some people can be naive in think there aren't floods in Africa when they have limited water anyway.

http://piccsy.com/2011/10/precious/

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Looking more at delta shapes to gain inspiration of shapes and patterns and a contributing source of flooding in Africa.

http://www.wallsdata.biz/wallpaper/dallol-volcano-ethiopia/

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Namsa Leuba. Looking at the composed garment reflecting the water behind it.

http://www.zeit.de/zeit-magazin/mode-design/2014-05/fs-mode-design-fashion

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Viviane Sassen. Empahsis on colour with very selected palette of greens and yellow hues.

http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/art-design-in-m

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Inflatable Jacket concept formed from a more distorted silhouette.

http://www.js-chikujo.net/Michiko_Koshino_-_1.JPG

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Obie Oberholzer , longagoway. Looking at the mothers everyday duties while still being strong and powerful carrying a child. Inspired by the colours and silhouette.

http://obieoberholzer.net/gallery/long-ago-way/?pid=1086

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Pascal Maitre, Bata children after their first Communion. Equatorial Guinea, 1989. This very anti traditional form of garments.

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/520728775651234769/

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Romuald Hazoumé, Benin. Looking more in depth to the reusing of materials  especially combing them into reflecting traditional African masks.

http://www.creativeafricanetwork.com/page/20026/en

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Looking into alternative forms of African beading with traditional designs going up the head. Looking into tribe specific designs into cultural history.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/12724319@N08/3821896778/

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Beaded mask in structuring on the face. The very strong use of select colours of which I can replicate in my work.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/namasthe59/5997863174

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Inspired by shape and colours of garment in composition on the body.

http://www.namsaleuba.com/khoisan

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Inspired by the intricate detailing of beading and the types of items positioned upon the body.

http://toptraveltrends.com/the-top-20-worldwide-instagram-spots-of-2016.html

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/editorial-images?corbis#

 

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"Drinka corset. Worn by Dinka tribesmen & women of Southern Sudan." Experimenting with beaded shapes wrapped around the body that become what of a second skin.

http://beautifuldecay.com/2012/10/02/photographs-of-sudans-indigenous-dinka-group/

 

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