"To Dress A Tree" - A Textile Installation Project
Design Concept & Execution
For this installation project I was asked to create a garment for a tree made out of recycled materials that reflected a theme related to nature. I was inspired by the idea of biomimicry, or the imitation of natural biological designs or processes in engineering or invention. (Merriam - Webster) To portray this idea I used man made materials to mimic the organic colors, textures, and shapes from nature. Utilizing weaving and crocheting techniques, I created my own textile from materials such as yarn, carpeting, ribbon, scarfs, beading, and plastic from shower curtains to make it look as if plants and moss were growing on the tree.