Sunday, 30 November 2014

Materials ... and materials


Spent today deconstructing a vacuum cleaner and a Swedish Facit calculator (they were somewhere in between abacus and battery operated hand held devices in the 70s) - and with hundreds and hundreds of pieces and a perfect afternoon in the studio ... played with hybrid forms. Lots of interesting things happen when a material is taken out of its original context and re-imagined. Cogs become scales, armour plating, flower gardens - hoses become defense systems and numeric keys turn into feathers. Experiment. Experiment. Experiment. Plenty of ideas for mark making and fabric too ...  great to be getting some "zing" back!






6 comments:

Judy said...

Omg cubed

Barb Thoms said...

Ali have your thought of the sculptural category of Common Threads Wearable Art? The theme is fabrication, exactly what you have been playing around with today!

The deadline for Entry Forms is tomorrow, with garment photography submitted at the end of January.

chris said...

Think the last piece needs to go in the garden as a sculpture! Methinks it's a bird of some sort..........

Judy George said...

Wow interesting

Margaret said...

Your mind works in weird and wondrous ways, Ali!

judy said...

can we see the final construction