Fragments of Decay

Description

This was my personal project for my BA Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design-Textiles. I based my work on the theme of decay. I was particularly intrigued by the colour and texture evident on items weathered by the natural elements and how deconstruction posed a sense of beauty to me.

Photography became a prominent tool in gathering information regarding my source and using this i translated my source imagery into textured renderings and studies which interpreted my final project designs.

I have a strong interest in fashion and this influenced my decision in using the garment as my canvas. I became aware of social problems regarding then environment and the wastage caused by the textile industry, which is why most material and items found within my work have been recycled or upcycled from old used clothing, found fabrics and miscellaneous objects which i used to embellish the work.