Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Kirsty Quinn

Kirsty Quinn uses unusual elements such as seed pods and mechanical and constricting features in her graduate show, with costumes designed for 'The Thief of Always' by Clive Barker. The labour intensive and technical construction of Kirsty's garments was inspiring and her designs had wonderful shapes and dramatic presence.
"All the 'house' characters are masked, in some form, to emphasise their duplicity. Clockwork, mechanical elements constantly refer to the extreme passing of time, creating a ticking and movement . . . These costumes all in some way restrict or confine the body reflecting the burden which they carry with being trapped in he house" Kirsty Quinn