studio2-my artist and inspiration

The reason why I chose Salvador Dali as my artist is that his personal image is as strong as his paintings. To design clothes based on an artist, i need both the artist’s painting and himself  are strong enough to give me an illusion. Dali is famous for his dream-like oil painting, but his personal style catches people’s attention. He likes exaggerated patterns and colors such as leopard print, purple. He is obsessed with  suits. When I searched his image online, most of the pictures of him was in nice suits.

My work is based on two parts of Dali. His personal fashion style and his paintings. suits, upward moustache, and his dream-like painting.

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Examples of his works

Studio–bridge 2. Fur headdress

My jewelry project is a set of headdress that composed by six hairpins  , inspired by a Qing dynasty golden headdress that I saw at the met museum. My fur headdress is made by the fur that i cut from my kitten.

 

There is a story behind my project. Last week me and my roommate was giving a grooming to my kitten juju by ourselves , but my roommate accidentally cut juju’s skin so we had to go to the emergency pet hospital. During that night I realized that how important juju to me. Even though we didn’t grooming Juju successfully but I kept the fur that we cut off and decided to make my studio bridge 2 by that fur.

After I got those fur, I started to do some experiments with different materials that i have.  I did The first sample by fur, rubber and watercolor, and glue them to  together  by hot glue gun. After that, i found out another better method to play with the fur—wool felt.

 

I will keep posting and adding my reflection later.

The Body Transformed

Part 1

Mourning sword , British, ca 1790

Material:steel and textile

Mourning sword is the gift of Jean Jacques in memory of his mother.

 

I first noticed this object is that i cannot decide it is a jewelry or a weapon. From the form, it should be a weapon but the handle that engraved with texture looks so exquisite that you have to defined as a piece of jewelry. If i am inside the glass box , i will hold as a knight and look at it carefully. This item is designed for the people who attended to mourning, and that person had to be in a formal dress.

 

 

 

 

 

Gold and amethyst larger with tiara earrings,necklace,brooch, and bracelets.

Franch,Paris ,ca.1830

Material: gold,amethysts

 

The collection of jewelry was belonged to Michael Friedsam. I chose this one because it has the whole set includes earring, necklace,brooch and even the bracelets. Wearing the same necklace and earring is normal, but I haven’t seen who wears the same brooch and bracelet. It is not difficult to image how beautiful it will be.   It machtes the traditional western aesthetic and transforms the person who wear it to a elegant, beautiful body.

Headdress with Phoenixs

China

Material:gold

16th-17th

The object is very well-made and meticulously. It has many details. There is no function of this jewelry but the queen of that period worn this on ceremony. If i can be the inside, i will try them on my head. I guess it is not that heavy but fragilble.  This jewelry has a beautiful name “headdress”, as its name, people put them on hair piece by piece. It shows the beauty of  a queen and the dignify of the royal family.

 

 

 

Yashmak

summer 2000

Airtist: Shaun Leanne

Material:Akuminum and Swarovski Crystal

 

Yashmak is made by Shaun Leanne for Alexander Mcqueen’s Fashion show. This is a armour but it made with crystal and  exquisite craft. I noticed that because the whole piece is so big. It covers the whole body which means clothing and jewelry can work in one. The topic of that show is “savage beauty”, i saw the picture of the model and i got what he means by “savage beauty”. The model was in this jewelry piece with a long dress. The armor means “diying”but the dress means “living”, the model was like a warrior.

 

 

 

 

 

The New Museum

Au Natural is a exhibit at The New Museum currently. The artist Sarah Lucas is a famous artist who based in London. She produced many art works that inspired by human bodies during 1990s. The following pictures are the two pieces that I found very interesting. The first one is a installation made by mattress, fruits and bucket. Those common objects mix together and from a woman body and a man body. The texture and the angle of the mattress matches human bodies in some way, and it also implies the space. When I first saw this piece, two organs attracted my eyes. One is the breast made by melons , another is a reproductive organ made by orange and cucumber.  With the bucket in the middle, it creates a humor conversation  between this woman and the man.