Monday, 8 December 2008

cut out and fly away ; inspiration


Whilst in Berlin I saw an exhibition of work by Yukiko Terada. It was the exhibition I had been looking forward to the most and i really wasn't disappointed.
The show, 'Curious' is a set of garments, from dresses to hats to bags, with organic shapes (mostly Ivy leaves and butterflies) cut from them and reconstructed around the garment.


The experience of being in the gallery its self was awesome- it felt as if the butterflies were fluttering around you. I had to exercise a lot of self discipline not to steal one...



Each of the cut outs is hand sewn-
"I sew without a machine, only with my hands.

Sewing by hands takes much longer than by machine, but the process is important for me.

Every stitch makes its own impression, and each is a gesture against consumerism and overproduction."




For the final week of term I've been set a project influenced by someone I saw in Berlin- I'm choosing this. Challenge time...



I'm off to try and sort out my life now. I hate how I've just gone to university and already I have to decide what to do next year...


All images from Galerie Deschler.
See more of her work at www.yukiko-terada.com

5 comments:

agnes said...

i definitely see why you are into them. I love those little details and the way she mix nature and her designer together.

susie_bubble said...

That is astoundingly beautiful...the cut-out pieces make the piece look animated and alive...

A dreamer said...

its a beauty that makes my heart ache...

SOS! said...

I wish I wasn't so scared of insects, but the fet hat is interesting..

xx- LJ from SOS!

Anonymous said...

oh my god you're super cool