The sensation of time and its creative representation in the interplay of traditional and contemporary techniques form the focus of my work.
How can you create a processual field of tension between craft and modernity? How can abstract thoughts and sketches be transformed into a formative visual language? How does form express time?
The design of the looks developed from the connection of different Shibori techniques, which I was allowed to study in Japan with my Sensei. Also in the attempt to give time, represented in mythical creatures or creatures, a form. As these root creatures accompanied me throughout the process, they became a central symbolic and creative element of my looks.
A large part of my work involved repeating the Shibori techniques several times in order to generate a variety of different experiments. The material generated was then categorized to reimagine the textile surfaces in both form and structure.
My concept is completing a circle: these techniques are split up in various repetitions and represent the different creative steps in the development. The collection thus becomes a snapshot of a process that gives the viewer insight into the craft. The treatment also demonstrates the diversity of the material.