There was a competition arranged by the school of design at SCAD, Savannah, GA. where 24 teams (groups of 3 and 4) participated in a project where we were to re purpose found objects and create a concept out of the given materials. Rob Walker, columinist from the NY Times and featured in the film Objectified, was part of the judging group along SCAD staff members at the event.
Along two Fashion designers, Taylor Krankowski, Chiao Wan Lim and I, designed and built a garment tittled “Spring Awakening.” Our project was awarded as the “Best in Show” piece of the presentation.
The concept behind this work of art is that we wanted to showcase a contrast between mechanics and organics by manipulating the materials. Also, we created an innovative joint by using the wheel’s center piece as a way to keep the whole dress together. Additionally, interaction was in out list, so by placing the metal pieces on the back another person would be able to play music. We were inspired by the skeleton structure of the skeleton and used the chapters of the book to label each one of them as way to identify them. In terms of finishes and textures, we stayed honest to the found objects because even if we changed the material’s composition, we wanted the viewer to still tell what material was used.