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Saturday, 29 October 2011

continuation of my Angel veins idea..:D

This is the beginning of my angel veins sculpture, I used chicken wire, cardboard and news paper....and a lot of PVA glue...:)

and masking tape....

In this page of my sketch book my friend Meg holds my unfinished sculpture to give you the idea of how I would turn this into a wearable piece...also the rough sketch..:D

Here I began to cover it completely in newspaper and masking tape...

Here are plans and photo of it suspended on a wooden support painted white....I painted it white so it wouldn't take from the sculpture in the white corridors of the college,

Here I play with the idea of covering it in felted I made a few swatches using wool to mimic the tissue of the heart....

This is ecrim fleece and latex mixed with red paint...creates a really bloody effect,

My first self taught attempt at weaving...

My first self taught attempt at English Smocking...

This is 6 separate pieces of finger knitting woven together...

The last 3 pictures shows my First self taught attempt at Lattice Smocking...I did quite well..:D

This is from my contextual notebook, all of these sculptural pieces were made completely from paper....the artist names are Lyndi Saler, Georgia Russel, Gary Harvey, Riki Moss and Noriko Ambe....all these and more can be found in a an amazing book called "Slash",

Examples of embroidery mimicking organic surfaces, also from my contextual...

My studio wall.....:P

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Motion and Movement Angel veins and Patterns....

After looking at the heart,I looked at Gunter Van Hagens work, I loved the heart shown above and I began to think of the veins surrounding the heart(Angel Veins) and the amount of moving blood flowing through them,

Angel Veins,

Angel Veins,

Close up of Angel Veins, 

This is me experimenting with wire a fabric to create the effect of Angel veins, I used a reflective red fabric, Florist wire and blue wool,

I also decided to look more closely at the heart from a microscopic point of view,

The top 3 pictures are creating the effect of the heart muscle close up, i felt the 3 different stages while i made it were  interesting,

I also noticed while watching a documentary the similarities between the pattern of the Angel Veins, the heart muscle and Rice(Paddy) Fields in china, which were made over a period of 8,000 by mans movement,

Pattern of a rice field,

Pattern in white,

The pattern in red,

Motion and Movement from the Heart

This is a sheep's heart that I got for free from a Butchers in limerick city, this angle is from the top.

This angle is from the side, notice the fat which protects the heart.
and this angle is from the front....or back,

The image above and the image below are the same except the top is the heart in flesh and the bottom is a plaster cast of the heart but of the same side of the heart....:D cool much.??

My Fabric Heart....motion and movement...:D

I received a lot of red cloth from the fashion store room and decided to make a heart, the fabric i used was red and had an elastic quality to it, like the fabric used in swimming caps, i cut the fabric roughly in to three ovals and a wonky triangle.

I then began to stitch the four pieces together.

I sowed them all to get by hand and left a small opening and stuffed it with white netting, the stuff used to give dresses volume,

Then sealed it shut..:)

I then began to make the 5 blood vessels which are attached to the heart, "Inferior and Superior vena cava pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein and aorta"....I choose 3 different colours for each vessel, wound them around a pencil and stitched them loosely together.

After I attached the vessels I began making then protective fat around the heart by sowing on a brown elastic fabric which formed a pouch, and stuffed it with balled up tissue to make it hard..:P and paint yellow swirls on make it pretty.

I then covered it in liquid latex to give it a slimy effect....overall it all worked out and has a really nice effect.