Thursday, 22 April 2010


Final garment

The final fabric choice selected was a grey oraganza and grey polyester chiffon. The collaberation is complete because my ideas of panellings is incorparated into the garment which works well with my team mates arm restriction and transparency of that garment. The organza highlights the Panels because of the transparency giving structure and geometric shaping to the garment.

The garment takes formation in this image. The french seams darken the Organza because its see through at the joining of the panels. The polyester Chiffon matched the fresh seam colours so that the garment blended together like me and my team mates deas blended together.

About 3cm of binding was used to cover the raw edges of the cuff hole, neckline and the hem for a neat finish. This was a better option than the other option of rolling the fabric because the rolling wouldn’t look right with the choice of fabric, as rolling the fabric would cause the fabric to crease up and make the garment too bulky.

The final fabric choice selected was a grey oraganza and grey polyester chiffon. The collaberation is complete because my ideas of panellings is incorparated into the garment which works well with my team mates arm restriction and transparency of that garment. The organza highlights the Panels because of the transparency giving structure and geometric shaping to the garment.

A decision to add a concealed zip on near the side seam was necessary because it was difficult to get into the garment easily, the problem was the way the zip curves at the shoulder which wasn’t intended. But on the hole making the garment was a success.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Eva Hesse

Hang Up, 1966

Acrylic paint on cloth over wood; acrylic paint on card over steel tube.

Hang up is great piece of installation that blurs the boundaries of sculpture and painting, the two ideas are merged. The frame has no painting so the empty space becomes a part of the installation. ‘Steel rod coated in bandage like cloth extends from a carefully spaced frame.’ I like the way the steel rod is appearing to come way from the frame.

Eva Hesse, Repetition Nineteen III, 1968, latex and filler over canvas stuffed with polyethylene sheeting, rope and unidentified materials.

I feel that Hesse’s Repetition Nineteen installation are apparatus in expressing her feeling of emptiness.

Quote “ Minimalist repetition and seriality to the point of obsession. These are no mere formalist exercises, but polyvalent symbols of time, of chaos ordered, of life’s sometimes painful cycles endured.”

Ringaround Arosie, 1965
Pencil, acetone, enamel paint, ink and cloth-covered electrical wire on papier-mch and Masonite.

I think Hesse’s pregnant friend at the time Rosie Goldman influenced her to make Ringround Arosie master piece because it is a pattern which 'we all fall down' as women. This is also reflected in the warm colour scheme.

A quote from Hesse "I think the circle - it was very abstract. I could make up stories of what the circle means to man but I don't know if it was that conscious. I think it was a form, a vehicle it wasn't a circle representing life and eternity. I think that's would be fake."

Monday, 19 April 2010

Sebastian Jansson Geometric Form

Sebastian Jansson Finnish designer

Title Habitus, Tempus and Cumulus April 2009.

His collection contains three Objects bar stool, kitchen utensils and a lamp.

Habitus is a bar stool. Jansson uses geometric shapes to create the bar stool after being inspired by a coffee leaf. He looked at the leaf in a sculptural way to find “intricate arrangements of geometric forms, whilst maintaining its aesthetic qualities”. The stool is made out of laser cut steel. The steel is 1mm think it is folded and welded transformed into a stool. On First appearance the stool looks plastic it is interesting to find out that those initial expectations are not the case. When light is reflected on the stool from different angles the stool shines which emphases the geometric shapes. The concept is a good idea as it makes me think how many of us walk past items, objects and people daily because we don’t stop long enough to have a second glance and dare to challenge our own initial impressions.

Tempus are kitchen utensils. They are made of “folded pieces of stainless steel”. The kitchen utensils are very special to Jansson because they are the first product he presented at the University of Art And Design, Helsinki. The Utensils are simple and clean cut shape this add a minimal look. By adding the name via engraving it makes the utensils look very expensive and desirable. The utensils have a sense of ambiguity about them, a look of not really knowing what to use them for. However, this could give people freedom in the kitchen, a place where, typically, everything is done in a uniformed way. On the other hand I just can’t see how the utensils would be used in the kitchen; in a functional way.

Cumulus is the lamp. They were lots of contemporary ideas for this lamp. Jansson studied two materials for his lamp. The first is a “reflective and semitransparent material delivered by the Philippine company Stayellan Inc” to make a sphere shape. The second materials Velcro Ultramate to join onto the sphere hiding the mechanic of the bulb. The light was inspired by clouds. Jansson has used his geometric vision to manipulate the natural environment. The lamp is very amusing to me because the light comes out in six different directions within the sphere and the edges are also defined.

Keith Sonnier Dis-Play II

I like the geometric shapes in Keith Sonnier’s installation Dis-Play II 1970 because the shapes are on a huge scale, therefore, you can’t miss them when you enter the room. It looks like the fluorescent power was thrown onto the shape leaving it fall on the floor. The shapes are made out of form rubber and fluorescent powder.

There is an exhibition being held for Dis-Play II installation from March 11-April 30 2010 at the JGM Gallery, Paris, France.

Neon Lights BA-O-BA Installation

Keith Sonnier is a well known American installation artist who has gained inspiration from his home land and from his travels around the world to such places as India, China and Bali. Initially he used aterials gathered from the streets of New York and then experimentation led him to neon. He loved the shimmering lights and strident lights of both New York and Las Vegas, both of which are present in his work.

The primary colours, blue, yellow and red very much in evident in his BA-O-BA installations 1969. He combines the primary colours into the neon lights. It has been said his inspiration “came one night, when, returning from an evening in his hometown in Louisiana, he noticed lights dancing through a thick fog.” His works interests me because when the wall is dark the neon lights shine so much until they escape the border of frame and merge to form different colours for the wall.


Sam Taylor Wood is famous for films and photographs that typically tend to examine our interactions with our interior and exterior world. This photograph depicts Sam seemingly stuck in mid air with no aid to defy gravity. One arm is covering the eyes and the other arm is facing down. One is leg is straight and the other leg is bent. This picture looks like she is sleeping or is just about to wake up from a peaceful sleep.

Sam falling backwards with her neck being pulled down by her head. One leg is very bent and other slightly bent. Both of her hands are fallen towards the fall. She looks peaceful and restful.  

This photograph shows Sam’s body falling down. This looks like she has been shot and thrown out of the window.

Sam Taylor Wood, self portraits called Suspended 2004.

‘Taylor-Wood's work explores our physical and emotional limits, often using enigmatic and subversive images to investigate the contemporary’. The photographs capture Sam Taylor Wood frozen in mid air. It looks very impressive. After reading the description of how she achieved this shots. I learnt she used ropes to get herself in her desired position, having plenty of time to take a self portrait. After the photographs were taken the ropes are digitally removed. She wanted to create “a moment of absolute release and freedom”.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Bruce Nauman Sky writing in Pasadena

Five plains were used to create this remarkable statement using dots to form a word. "LEAVE THE LAND ALONE".

Bruce Nauman had the initial idea since 1969 but waited until 2009 to release his ambition of over Pasadena for the Armory Center for the Arts.

I like the message because the language is very emotive maybe Nauman wanted people to think about the environment.