2020 - Finalist
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
Grand Mothership is a collection of hand knitted and crocheted garments. Handcraft is initial in fashion but is often overlooked in the industrialized world. With my work I want to make evident that there is so much that can be produced only by human interacting with the material.
Fascinated by science fiction I researched villains like Rita Repulsa in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) acted series and artwork such as Electric Dress (1956) by Atsuko Tanaka. Portrayal of space in science fiction made me think about the influence it has on our actual perception of outer space.
Materials used in this collection are leftover yarns from previous projects, deadstock received from companies as well as donations from kind friends! Sourcing is an important part of the process because it can add new value to end garments. Yarns are everything from cotton, wool, polyester etc.