Juan Esteban Montoya Moncada
2022 - Finalist
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
Shedding Skin is a project inspired by the shedding of skin in living beings, where this phenomenon in nature is used as a metaphor to represent the situation we are currently experiencing, where this pandemic left us with a decision to make… Adapt to the present or cease to exist.
I felt intensely inspired by the phenomenon of shedding skin in living beings, where each living being offered a type of richness to the project; color, material, loose feel, density, or texture. Where finally the texture of this collection ended up being composed of 8 materials, where one by one they are integrated to give shape to this hybrid that represents this stage in our society.
The process begins with the creation of the textile base in surgical gauze and felt, layer upon layer, these materials are built brushstroke by brushstroke with a paste previously prepared on two different types of fabrics, after the base is allowed to dry for two days, it begins the embroidery work where patches of synthetic hair are fixed by hand to later be integrated by a Mouliné channel filled with cotton, finally the embroidery of the beads begins to finally be able to assemble the outfit.