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Bodies of Art Submission By: Alannah Dymond


colour scheme white shoulder accent

BODIES OF ART SUBMISSION FORM

STUDENT INFO:

ribbon accent

LAST NAME: Dymond

FIRST NAME: Alannah

ADDRESS: 222 McCaul St

CITY: Toronto

PROVINCE: Ontario

POSTAL CODE: M5T 1L1

PHONE: 416.357.4746

EMAIL: ad11qn@student.ocadu.ca

DATE OF BIRTH: March 30, 1991 SCHOOL: Ontario College of Art & Design University SCHOOL ADDRESS: 100 Mc Caul St, Toronto, ON PROGRAM/YEAR: Drawing & Painting/2nd year

flower petals collaged along belt

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by: Alannah Dymond


Artist Statement

I began my fine arts studies in 2009 at Fanshawe College, which allowed me to experiment with various mediums, subject matter and techniques as an artist. Recently, I transferred from Fanshawe to the Ontario College of Art & Designs as an advanced standing student, where I am pursuing my Bachelors of Fine Art (BFa). At OCADU I am majoring in Drawing & Painting while minoring in Sculpture & Installation, while continuing to experiment with various mediums on the side. By transferring from London, ON to Toronto, ON I was able to immerse myself into an artistic culture rather than simply being in a class that talks about what it is like to be in that atmosphere. I have been fortunate enough to be in a few exhibits since moving to Toronto, and have a couple more coming up so far this summer. Aside from exhibiting, this past semester I have been focusing most of my studies on the female body and fabric as the subject matter, so I figured it would be interesting to utilize the ‘Bodies of Art’ competition to further my studies outside of school. Recently I have been designing and sewing some of my own clothing, as well as trying to incorporate sewing into my paintings and vice-versa. I believe that this fascination with fabric has evolved with my sculpture and painting background to combine into one work of art, which allows for a unique and challenging experience for me.


colour scheme white shoulder accent

ribbon accent

flower petals collaged along belt

by: Alannah Dymond


Inspiration: I have always wanted to take paintings and make them into a material work, or take material works and make them into paintings, so for the Bodies of Art design competition I decided to do both. A thin knit fabric is used as the canvas by painting seed in an abstract way with contour lines to go along with the saying ‘style begins before you get dressed’, because I believe that resembles a seed before it blossoms into a flower. Everyone has the neutral look before they put clothes on, or do their hair and make-up, which can be beautiful one way or another. The Schick Quattro razor and blade were also part of the inspiration behind this design, because I wanted to mimic both. The razor has a very feminine appearance and is simple to replicate in a fabric form. I am mimicking the outline of the razor with the female body, while incorporating the four blades in the back of the piece. Fuchsia and blues are incorporated to resemble the Schick Quattro colour scheme while adding some colour to the piece.

Materials & Studio Time: A thin knit material would be needed for the overall piece and shoulders, but a fuchsia ribbon would be needed to accent the shoulders and some bright blue and fuchsia flower petals (fake) for the belt. Fabric markers or paint would be used to add the “seeds” onto the fabric, while everything else would be sewed together with the exception of the flower petals which would be glued on. Altogether, this would take 5-6 hours at most to complete.


Untitled, Acrylic & raw canvas on wood panel, 2x3 ft, 2012


Untitled, Acrylic on raw canvas, 4x5 ft, 2012


First dress I ever sewed.


Untitled, Acrylic on Canvas, 36x40 inches, 2012


Identity, Acrylic, fabric, raw canvas & wood panel, 4x5ft, 2011

Bodies of Art Submission  

My submission package for the 'Bodies of Art' competition for Schick Quattro for Women.

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