Monday, 17 August 2009

girls for boys 2008 - majella beck

Inspired by boys
The opposite sex, the hairier sex, they have more hair, everywhere…
My designs are inspired by male hair, hair and more hair from the big moustache to the bald spot to the amusing yet sad comb over and the question to shave or not to shave.
The works combine traditional materials with non-traditional materials, to question the idea of what we perceive as precious. The use of the fishing line has a second aspect of preciousness attached to it; if you like fishing that is…
I have coloured the nylon fishing line with commercially available cloth dye and I have chosen constructed aesthetics, multiples and screws to reflect on the antiquated perception of traditional roles in society, bringing together mechanical construction from ‘his’ shed and hand dying from ‘her’ laundry.

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