Monday, 10 January 2011

Contemporary Textile Research - The City Project

'The Constellation' by Shihoko Fukumoto, 1998, Indigo dyed Turfan cotton, h: 81.3 x w: 78.7 cm

1. Research at least one contemporary textile artist/designer from the following:
    Shihoko Fukumoto, Erica Runstrom, Sharon Elphick*

Pay particular attention to the techniques they use when making your selections and where possible choose ones who use techniques that you will be exploring yourself. For example: paper-shibori, laminating/bonding and photo-transfer printing.

Suggested websites/books:

'Shibori: The art of fabric trying, folding, pleating & dyeing' E Moller. (this is in the college library!)

Shihoko Fukumoto (text) (Images and text) (Exhibition: Images and text) (image and text) (images) (Exhibition: Image) (Exhibition: Images and text)

Erica Runstrom  (text)

Sharon Elphick (images, CV, exhibitions and text) (Sharon Elphicks Blog)

2. Complete an illustrated analysis for each artist.

3. Make notes and include the following information on each designer in your own words.

•             Background information on the artists’ concepts, ideas and themes.

•             Their use of formal elements

•             The processes and techniques they use.

•             Their influences and aims.

•             Your own opinion of their work
*those students who have missed the paper shibori & laminating introductions should research Sharon Elphick. If you have research Sharon Elphick previously, please select another artist/designer from this assignment
 Deadline: Tuesday 11th Janurary 2011

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