I have already begun new necktie creations that I hope to debut in the 2010 Finlandia Student-Alumni Fashion Show. The show will take place November 20th, 2010 at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, MI at 7pm for anyone interested in coming. I hope to have vests, more hair pieces, a dress, and whatever other pieces I am inspired to finish in time!
In the realm of diploma works... well lets just say I am praying for some enlightenment soon. I know that I want to stretch the abilities of different mediums to their extremes in a way that takes a seemingly feminine material and makes it masculine, and takes an overtly masculine material an makes it feminine.
I have done a good deal of physical ideations in clay lately. They are mostly attempts at weaving stoneware. Stoneware is masculine to me, and the thought of making something delicate and loosely woven seems like a step in the right direction. As of late my only hold up is physically achieving woven ceramic three-dimensional pieces. The drying process seems to be the tricky part and I hope to figure out the secret to that soon. If anyone has any suggestions in that department, please let me know!