Tag Archives: Man Made and Natural

Degree Show Progress

7 Apr

My degree show is very fast approaching and I am currently experimenting with my pieces on a mannequin and beginning to construct some quirky accessories. Through the creation of twelve unique, irregular shaped knitted accessories I hope to encourage people to treasure and appreciate one of a kind textile items as opposed to purchasing low quality, mass-produced products. The accessories are intended to appeal to an individual searching for something eye-catching and unusual.

Unlike other collections the accessories are not limited to a specific season. This is because the twelve pieces are representative of the twelve months of the year as well as the number of hours found on a traditional analogue pocket watch. Below are some photographs of the items I am currently working on, the images do not show finished pieces only ideas and suggestions of what the final piece will be.

 


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Mechanical and Organic (Fruit & Vegetable) Photography

7 Jan

Before the light began to fade yesterday afternoon I set about taking some photographs that combined fruit and vegetables with mechanical parts, an idea that I discussed in a post earlier this week. The outcome was unfortunately not as good as I hoped it would be. I have 10-15 reasonable images but I feel a lot of improvement can be made; as a result I will be carrying out attempt 2 soon! I experimented with mushrooms, potatoes, radish, plum tomatoes and cucumber. I particularly liked using the cucumber and radish as both vegetables have a vibrant skin and translucent inner flesh, perfect for layering. Below are some of the images I have taken so far, but I certainly hope to improve upon these next week. I think I need to be more inventive in terms of how I prepare the fruit or vegetable and I also need to think more carefully about the background of the photograph.

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