In this post, I will be documenting my ideas for Project II’s garment. We have been asked as a class, to create a shirt out of a textile inspired by a particular art movement or artist. With that being said, I happened to take inspiration from the Japanese, female artist: Yayoi Kusama. From the onset of her childhood, Yayoi encountered battles with obsessive compulsion which she has carried into her adulthood and reflects this behavior back in beautiful, practical paintings; or exhibitions of her work instead. Many of her subjects contain heavy erotic content, with phallic geometry as one of her top subjects of intense repetition. As a result, I have decided to go about with my own rendition of this as I too also suffer from obsessive compulsive behavior; as an homage to Kusama, I have decided to keep in theme with erotica; but on a more sensual note.
I have played with my own breasts, nipples, and lips to form shapes that create a whimsical and cohesive pattern through potato stamping and black ink on white medium-weight cotton. Other ways, I could alter this look could be on: polyester variants (synthetic satin), muslin (lightweight and medium weight), or even perhaps a light to medium weight canvas. These are textiles I would like to experiment with as far as erotic mark-making. Cheers!