I'm a little unsure on the best way to interpret this image. On the one hand, I could take inspiration from the monochrome colour palette. I could create a project based around using monochrome as a colour scheme, therefore my responses would have to rely more heavily on texture and form rather than colour. Another way this image could be interpreted is through texture a patterns. I love the textural aspects of this image. The dark brick contrasting with the rough white patches of light reflecting off the water in the tunnel. Theres a lot of potential fro more abstract pattern work and textural responses with this particular interpretation. Finally, I could interpret the image quite literally as a tunnel. It's long and dark and doesn't seem to have any light at the end of it. This signifies gloom and darkness and has a lot of negative connotation. The tunnel itself could also represent a journey, it could be an underground pathway to somewhere else.
Native American Rugs
Navajo Rug in black and red circa 1920
Using something unconventional, maybe like a plastic version of hessian, I could create a weave through something already made to add extra dimension and texture to an already formed material. Ive seen some clear bathmats in Poundland that have similar holes that could be used for weaving, so it would be really interesting to use something unconventional like that rather than just creating my own loom out of string. It would be much sturdier in the end since its made out of plastic so I could form it into different shapes and perhaps make it into a fitted garment or corset or something at the end.
Y&Y weaving by All Roads. Private commission. 2015.
I absolutely love everything about this wall hanging, the textures and the colours are all so cohesive and also very similar to the colour scheme for my project. Id like to take some ideas from the wrapping techniques used in this weave to create some stand out surface texture on my final piece too.
Similar shape to this corset top could be made out of a bathmat as a base for a weave. Then my materials could be weaved through to form the garment itself, rather than trying t adapt a flat weave to fit the body. The room would already be body shaped, its just about decorating it from there on.
Spiritualism in Native American Culture
A Crow husband and wife. Old Crow and Pretty Medicine Pipe
Photo taken 1873
Fool Bull, "Tatanka Witko"; Brule Sioux Medicine Man and warrior. Credit: John A. Anderson, 1900.
Native American Weaving
Layers of rugs in various colours could be good inspiration for a weave or knit sample showing transitions into different layers of colours and patterns.
I love the layers and textures creates in this weaved sample. Taking ideas from this I would love to create some more texture weaved pieces, and perhaps use some more techniques such as wrapping and twisting to bring in a variation of more interesting textures as well as colours.
I love the use of native inspired ribbons and yarns to create hanging details and texture. I should combine some similar ribbons into my weaves for added detail and native prints.
If this was 10 times more textural and weaved this is the style of bodice and colour scheme I'm trying to create. I want to capture the textures from my source images and use layers and stripes to create a body piece that is inspired by native spiritualism and materials.