Assignment Five – Process and Omissions

For my fifth and final paper in the textiles section of this course, I chose to write about Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party, a large-scale, multi-media work of art/installation created between 1974-9. I have visited this work several times and am very moved by its scope and strength and ambition. It's not a perfect or… Continue reading Assignment Five – Process and Omissions


Part Five – Learning Outcomes/Conclusion

The textiles section of this course was really interesting for me, and we covered a wide range of textile processes and applications. Following the submission of my final paper, it's time for me to think about my recent learning Can I demonstrate an awareness of a broad range of contemporary practice in the creative arts?… Continue reading Part Five – Learning Outcomes/Conclusion

Assignment Four: Reflection on feedback

The feedback I received for Assignment Four seemed fair to me; I felt I did a good job of thinking about a piece of art that seemed important and powerful to me. She offered two main areas for improvement. As usual, I struggled a lot with the constraints of writing only 1,000 words, and was… Continue reading Assignment Four: Reflection on feedback

Project 4 – Enveloping the body

Exercise 1 Here, we were asked to select a fashion image and analyse the garment shown in terms of the qualities identified earlier in Project Four. We were further asked to consider a series of questions. I knew right away that I wanted to use this exercise as a pretext for re-examining the work of… Continue reading Project 4 – Enveloping the body

Project 4 – Enveloping the body

Notes and research Texture When we're thinking about fashion, texture offers a visual and tactile surface quality to garments Examples of textured fabrics include: tweed, velvet, corduroy, seersucker, velvet, different knits, etc. Texture can be determined by several factors: the kinds of fibres used, the design of the yarns in the fabric, the production techniques,… Continue reading Project 4 – Enveloping the body

Project 4 – Enveloping the body

Notes and research How textiles relate to the body Two primary concerns when developing textiles into wearable garments: what are their aesthetic and functional qualities? Cost, production possibilities, and ethical and sustainability concerns also need to be accounted for. Aesthetic considerations = "look and feel" within a specific intended context (for example, evening wear (function… Continue reading Project 4 – Enveloping the body

Project 3 – Clouds and Pillars

Research point palimpsest: 1. A manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing. 1.1 Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form. Source: [2 May 2018] Also: a parchment or tablet, reused after earlier writing has been erased (Oxford Dictionary).… Continue reading Project 3 – Clouds and Pillars

Project 3 – Clouds and Pillars

Textiles in context - Some examples Zaha Hadid - Serpentine Sackler Gallery extension Art or design Temporary or permanent Large-scale or small-scale Transforming and/or defining and/or forming Immersive and/or distant Pattern and/or colour and/or repetition and/or shape The notion of textiles being used as material for a permanent architectural structure is new to me: if… Continue reading Project 3 – Clouds and Pillars