My work is often material led, and making a dress for the shifttWorks project is no exception. From the beginning, I planned to use an vibrant edge lit material that I discovered last year for clients who wanted a wow factor for their entrance atrium installation.
I often begin a new project by sifting through the thousands of photographs I’ve taken. I take photographs all the time, very rarely of people – not even my family…usually of seemingly mundane objects forming interesting compositions of line, grids, vivid colour; whatever catches my eye.
I’m interested in different methods of construction for my shift dress and particularly ways to maximise the glowing cut edges of the vinyl. So this distorted honeycomb board will be a starting point for this when I get to the sampling stage next month
These images form my sketchbook. I rarely take photographs specifically for a project, unless it’s for site-specific work, preferring to sift through the images I already have because this often sets me off on a thought process that hadn’t occurred to me. I don’t like to think too much about it, preferring to work intuitively.
I might gather 50 images, but often I already know which is the one I’m going to use, but sifting through is an important part of the development process.