Hardness is the closest to death.
Portraying how the silenced parts of one develop into the desire to create internal landscapes. When imagination is an outsider's best proven tool, refuse to forget to look up.
This project was an opportunity to explore the awkwardness I feel in my body as a non-binary person in a way that is celebratory rather than negative.
Las Tres Hermanas: Companion Farming (Tepari, Cucúrbita, Zea Mays)
The three sisters help each other thrive; the corn provides a scaffolding for its sister bean to grow around, the bean provides nitrogen that feeds the soil at the sisters’ roots, and the squash with its large prickly leaves forms a shield dome that protects the crops from invasive weeds whilst also creating a greenhouse effect, locking moisture, allowing for the sisters, through this natural interaction and relationship, to survive and prosper.
I aim to create a world that communicates between cultures in a modern sense and picturing the lost individuals in the urban forest.
The Ballad of The Masked is an exploration on the plurality of identity, explored through images of a performance that never happened, of a play that never existed.
Wet, Draped, pleated, folded, ruckle, wrinkled.
Three looks representing the sweat and sticky feeling of uncomfortable sleepless nights.
Ferrofluid- Latex Vacuum Duvet to preserve my bones
Five looks manufactured by 100% upcycled materials, at cost zero, developed from approaching textile as main feature of the project.
It boasts bees wax and aging treatments, embroidery, knitting and gathering techniques enhancing with variations of surfaces and details.
The models are portrayed in a desolate atmosphere, to engage with the sense of loss and havoc led by capitalism and over consumption.
Model meltdowns, interns on the loose; next thing you know the designer’s throwing a stiletto! Capturing backstage nostalgia in all its chaos and glory.
Photography: Callum Hansen
Videography: Orien Cleis
A confession about the internal turmoil I faced during self-interrogation, projecting numbness and confusion onto tangible subjects by objectifying and manipulating the human body into non-identifiable sculptural forms as an escapism for my detachment and separation from my identity.
All is Dust
A meditation on memories of intimacy: I remember traversing woodland with my partner, near my home. A hand cut leather pixel is sewn- one to another- and with each of them I remember promises made and moments shared, thousands of them. Contemplating this, I laid in a hollow in the earth, muddied, despondent.
A project named after by the book by David Hall of the mass observation of Boltoners in the 1930s.
The Sean Show
I really dug deep into my past with this project, questioning why I like the things that I like and linking it back to my mother and my sister and the influence they have had on me.