3D object of names – dresses

I’m thinking about using the names of my (g)mothers in a 3D object so am exploring the form this may take. These are jottings of ideas and artist’s whose work interests me.

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Meredith Woolnough machine stitches onto  water soluble fabric. I want to try to do this digitally with hand written names.

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I’ve tried to track down the maker of this piece but in vein. I’ve chosen the image with the thought of making a metal cage. The names of my (g)mothers would be moulded around it – left to harden then the wire support remove…… a great deal to think through.

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‘Keysook Geum blends, twists and cuts iron wire until invisible female forms look as if they’re donning gorgeous garments.’  Instead of using wire I could use strips of embroidered names formed into the shape of the body.

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Ruth Lees has knitted this Spirit dress – if I could produce metres of names this would not be difficult to do but would the names get lost in the knitted stitch?

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Taken back to the work of Chiharu Shiota. All the (g)mothers whose names I don’t know could be done in white thread.

I’m now thinking about being encased in the names of my (g)mothers – something warmer – it could be a blanket or even my coffin.

 

 

 

 

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