A garment line desiring to explore connections between material culture and the expression of identifying one's self within the world.
By exploring the possibilities of digital printing on textiles, I wish to put together a garment collection that will investigate how these garments can become a way to visually express within what social or cultural constructs someone chooses to identify themselves. As I am coming to the home stretch of MICA's Fiber BFA (graduating in Dec. 2012) program, I have chosen to exhibit this work as a part of my senior thesis project. I am interested mostly in challenging everyday materials that are used to create our own personality or outward identity in a different or maybe even controversial context.
Naturally, I am swayed to work primarily with ideas of exoticism or nationalism; however, I am inspired to deal solely with the texture or information that certain materials hold in themselves. Flattening an upholstered sofa into a cotton slipcover is a way for me to study and convey a message about the interaction that we have with the material.
MICA offers students like myself the education for using a textile printer that would be highly difficult to access outside of the campus. This is a great opportunity to expose myself to a growing art medium and I am trying to be as advantageous as possible of the student discounts received on the materials/ print cost. However, it still is unrealistic to produce the entirety of the collection without financial help. The work shirts photographed above each contain a little more than 42'' x 9' printed on and it costs over $7.50/foot for the printed fabric alone. The past three years at MICA have provided me with so many skill sets that I wish to exhibit and utilize. Your help would be unbelievably helpful in allowing me to produce the compilation I am putting together for my senior thesis!
For more of my past work or to read my artist statement, go to my website!
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Apr 18, 2012 - May 18, 2012 (30 days)
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Thank you so much for your support!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A personalized thank you card and a newsletter showing the finished project.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A personalized thank you card, newsletter of finished project and 5 fabric swatches printed for the collection.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A personalized thank you card, newsletter of finished project and 3 limited edition photos of garments (8'' x 10'') along with the photographed garment's fabric swatch.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A personalized thank you card, newsletter of finished project, and your choice of either a decorative pillow or silk scarf made from printed fabric.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A personalized thank you card, newsletter of finished project, 3 limited edition prints of garments (8'' x 10'') along with the photographed garment's fabric swatch and your choice of either a decorative pillow or silk scarf made from printed fabric.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A personalized thank you card, newsletter of finished project, lookbook of entire collection and 30'' x 40'' printed wall hanging.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A personalized thank you card, newsletter of finished project, lookbook of entire collection and a classic men's collared shirt--custom made by me in your size and choice of pattern!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013