I based my MA collection on an illustration I made using images collected in various cities. The illustration is called “The Lady is loosing balance and the Mailman thinks she is popular”.
I like to explore how the combination of images can create meanings and stories that are not there to begin with. I work in a very intuitive way, trying to build an atmosphere within my work. I find that too much thought can make the outcome feel forced and overworked.
For this project I was drawn to the absurd. From a pair of legs sticking out of a trashcan in New York to an elephant balancing on it’s trunk in Daniel Firman’s installation at Palais de Tokyo’s Superdome exhibition in Paris.
The macabre photography of Joel-Peter Witkin and this particular verse by Christina Rossetti are the inspiration for “BODYBOUND”. Together they inform his collection on the human condition, desire and the perverse. Referencing both the anatomical drawings of Vesalius and the eroticism of Hokusai, the collection revolves around skin, sinew, muscle, and bone.
It pumps sex back into a craft that has become lust-less, prompting arousal and addiction for men’s knitwear by examining the relationship between seduction and repulsion.