to the high level of applicants for our Student Creative initiative
this year we have chosen to take on two students. Last week we heard from Sian de Jong our fine art student, this week we have asked Sarah Wilson to introduce herself and her planned project:
I am in my third year of studying a degree in Textiles at
Arts University Bournemouth, and excited to be working as a Student Creative
for the Museum of Design in Plastics. For the next four months, I will be using
items from the collection specifically from the years 1950-1959 as inspiration
and a starting point for drawings, resulting in a collection of digitally
printed 1950s style patterns on fabric, which will reflect on the artefacts I
choose to study.
I am planning to use items from this era, as it will be
interesting to explore the domestic use of plastic from the 1950s and the history
of a particular decade. By using the date filter on the MoDiP website, I will easily
be able to find pictures and object numbers of the plastics I need, as well as
request them from the archives to use as a primary resource. I aim to draw and
photograph these, as my initial drawings will be used as part of my digital
designs later on in the process.
Here are some examples of my previous work, focusing
primarily on digital print and embroidery.
Small colour collages
Digital print with hand stitching
CAD embroidery piece
Digital print with Irish embroidery
Sarah Wilson (Student