S PAC E I N VA D E R S K H AI TE E MI LLS BA (HO NS ) TE X TI LE DE S I GN
AN INVASION OF SPACE
Looking at the “Invasion of personal space” as the influential concept for my design processes. It’s very much about the body and how a fabric might work on the body as a form of restriction or suffocation; reflecting the opression of women within western culture.
Focusing mainly of materials with a typical plastic quality to them, or transparent / translucent.
Using transparent materials against the flesh to create new imagery which reflects the idea of restriction, layering and encasing.
Manipulating the materials by strecthing, folding, wrapping etc. to reflect the idea of suffocation and imprinting or pressing against the material.
The use of projection to create visualisations of how my prints could be used on the body; creating a connection back to the human form after being displaced. After wrapping the body in plastic, the surface designs have been projected onto it with the intention of the light being reflected and print distorted.
PROJECTIONS The prints work well against the body and successfully create a connection between the colour, material and the body - relating back to the original concept of suffocating and encasing the female body.
SCREEN PRINTING Creating screen prints from my original surface designs onto transparent materials, using opaque and metalic binders; reflective of my digital images.
ENCASING THE FEMALE FORM
DISTORTION THROUGH PROJECTION
Creating new fabric structures and qualities inspired by the concept of conformity / invasion / trapping / encasing / suffocating etc. - A restricted identity. - Confined within society/. - Female Oppression. Creating imagery that reflects the idea of controlling the body by having it bound in plastic (a constricting material) and changing the surface and appearance of the body.
FABRICS FOR SCREEN PRINTING
The use of sensual materials to embrace a womans sensuality and sexuality - an expression of identity.
BREAKING OUT FROM THE SPACE IN WHICH WE FIND OURSELVES CONFINED AND RESTRICTED.
Layering digital imagery to create new surfaces Looking at monochrome as a colour pathway alongside the vibrant projected images.
Altering the colour and composition of images in order to come up with a variety of outcomes; combining bold, coloutful designs with a more subtle and sophisticated palette.
FINAL DISPLAY OF WORK
PIGMENT ON PLASTICS
KH AI TE E MI LLS BA (HO N S ) TE XTI LE DE S I GN