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
www.books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=4770023995 (text)
http://www.culturebase.net/artist.php?914 (Images and text)
http://www.texturalspace.com/ (Exhibition: Images and text)
http://www.bellasartesgallery.com/fukumoto_bio.html (image and text)
http://www.artnet.com/artist/6598/shihoko-fukumoto.html (images)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevira/363430981/ (Exhibition: Image)
http://www.galeriebesson.co.uk/miharafukumoto.html (Exhibition: Images and text)

Erica Runstrom
www.books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=4770023995  (text)

Sharon Elphick
http://www.sharonelphick.com/ (images, CV, exhibitions and text)
http://elphicks.wordpress.com/ (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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