I based my last project on cancer cells. The theme was "an open mind" so I decided to work on the theme of turning ugly things people don't want to look at/ talk about into something unrecognisable and beautiful looking.
It was to promote cancer but merely to show my cause for concern, to warn people, and to celebrate health! I tried to make my designs bright and 'pop-like' adding a touch of funky to a grim subject. In the end I decided to design and make a silk scarf. I used hand embroidery and added text using the embroidery machine. The text included statistics and I made it blend in with the background so that it was disguised.
If i where to do the project again I don't think I would of made just scarves. I think they work best in fashion and would look good large scale on dresses.
Anyway here's a few images, photos, illustrations, and original drawings for you to look at!
|my fineliner and watercolour drawings, scanned in and merged into a pattern|
|again, my drawings and paintings scanned in to create a pattern|
|close up photo of embroidery on scarf|
|embroidery detail on scarf|
|scarf on a mannikin (i can't flip this around for some reason sorry!)|
|again i can't flip this sorry- but here's embroidery detail|
|surface pattern and embroidery combined.|
Hope you like it! Even if you do need a bit of an open mind to understand my subject matter here!