Tuesday, 21 November 2006
red leather shattered star necklace with repaired mixed necklaces and leather waste off cuts from upholstery factory.
dark red vinyl suitcase necklace broken silver chains © copyright kirsty kirkpatrick 2006
blue vinyl suitcase necklace gold chain ©
from : "biscuit box vinyl suitcase collection" bracelet ©
a collection of necklaces that interact with the wearer and become extensions of garments.
made from vinyl suitcases and discarded wooden boxes, deconstructed and reworked with broken chains into beautiful new precious identities.
© copyright kirsty kirkpatrick 2006
vinyl flooring with leather and button detail
digitally printed wooden brooch pins inspired by clothing structure and patterns
9cm diameter in size
recycled clothes pins/brooches
made from recycled clothes, vintage lace, ribbon off cuts from a factory closing down and buttons taken from garments.
© Copyrights kirsty kirkpatrick 2006
In a fast pace city ever moving, changing, shifting, with the need to succeed grow and develop we are forced to consume. We want too much, we own too much, we consume too much. I feel we have too many objects, things, cluttering up our world and heads desiring beauty and individuality.. In a response to this I attempt to slow us down,look around ourselves and open our own eyes. Value what materials and objects already exists. I regain, reuse, reinvent to tame some needs and desires. I construct uncommonly beautiful accessories from our unwanted waste: A three legged chair, a luggage suitcase, a'dated' dress and an odd button found in the street into thought provoking fashion accessories. I deconstruct these materials and reinvent then into new products. Using textile processes and finishings onto industrial materials like wood and vinyl forever contrasting with techniques and appearances. Inspired by traditional craft and driven by materials. Create modern precious embroideries.