clay, silk fibre, silk organza, silk tulle, silk dupion, silk/ viscose velvet Devoré, plywood, stainless steal cable
approximately 200 x 200cm
The project is an investigation into the breakdown of materials in transitory stages. It explores the effects, processes and experiences of cracking, crumbling, crushing, collapsing and falling when applied to material surfaces. The work exists as ruins in reverse; ruins that collapse and emerge simultaneously. The ruinous surfaces transition but never completely disappear; instead existing in a state of dissolution. The body of work consists of handmade fabrications that feed off one another, evolving into positive and negative impressions. These fabrications are applied to garments in place of traditional embellishments, acting as dripping beads and fragile laces, exploring the potential of a fashion ruin.