Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Maria Walker is an artist who invests her work with memories choosing to use materials with a history of people including, letters, photographs and here she uses old clothes. Using textiles that have already had a former life with someone means that they have that persons personality and being worked through their very fibre, their smell, their wear and tear and stretching. Here Maria has been experimenting with using text with the garments to illustrate found letters. I thought these samples were very interesting and such techniques could be used in fashion design.