TEXTILE & MATERIALS
inside out ⎜ textile photography ⎜ 2017
EXPERIMENTAL MATERIALS and CAMERA WORK depict the physiology of the HUMAN BODY.
materials: glue & acrylic colors
materials: wool & glue
The photos capture the anatomy of the body. The materials used through experimentation range from wool to glue and latex. The result represents the seemingly different layers of the body. Skin, muscles and blood vessels are shown in peaceful poses as illustrative textures. Smooth skin, made of latex and acrylic color, muscles, made of acrylic color and dried glue and the fine blood vessels and veins, made of wool. The tryptic composition creates a mysterious yet comforting appearance of the human body.
sentuh ⎜ textile handbag ⎜ 2017
LASER-CUT, organically shaped WOOD PATTERNS enhance HAPTICS of bags.
materials: faux leather, leather, mdf wood
The concept for my project “Sentuh” is the result of a lot of experimentation with different materials and techniques. As a result, I discovered a textile material made of a combination of wood and fabric. The small, organically shaped pieces of wood that are fused to a fabric create a structure that is both flexible and firm. I wanted to make a high-quality bag with a simple cut using this new textile material. With the help of the laser cutter, two different and contrasting shapes emerged: A positive form (with wood) and a negative one from the waste, the remaining frame. In my work, I wanted to emphasize the “textile” and not the “decorative” aspect. I wanted both forms to continue having the same effect as pure textile fabric. That is why I covered the wooden parts with imitation leather and a kind of camouflage effect resulted. The high quality of the bag is also the results of the combination of imitation leather and genuine leather. The end product will be visually appealing to customers and fascinate them with the structure of the different materials.
lichen ⎜ jewellery stick pin ⎜ 2018
materials: brass metal
Inspired by the contrasting term micro-megas, I researched small, natural and organic forms as found in fungi, bacteria and plants. Lichen, a hybrid of different organisms (fungus and alga), became the inspiration for my pin. Three-layered, organic forms, carved out of 1 mm brass metal sheets, got shaped and textured by hand. Together with lace fabrics, the material was pressed through the roller-mill to achieve a natural look. By forming each leaf separately, the lichen became more and more alive. Combined by threading and soldering brass wire through the three metal pieces, a new and unique object was created. The process caused the heat to discolor the metal and this turned out to be the magic touch needed to result in the organic and natural look of my lichen pin. The design, discoloration and texture of the pin shall grow on the wearer as a fungal micro-body jewel. The slightly rougher and thicker paper, used for my artist card, compliments the natural look of the lichen pin in an elegant way. The photos show the product in a natural setting, using the language of the lichen pin as the origin of my inspiration.