Fabrics have the potential to hold information and technical capabilities that can perform and function. This collection explores the potential of textiles via apparel fabrics.
The human system is an arrangement of networks that occurs naturally. In exploring the human body and its anatomy, the body’s internal and external relationships allow us to understand the system. For example the external movement we see is a response due to an internal cause. This is a communication between the different layers of the human system, and this dialogue informs us of the system.
In addition the collection explores the integration of art and science through fabrics. Without science, we would not be able to understand and see into the anatomy the way X-RAY and MRI scans allow us. Scientific imaging is not only informational but also visually rich in relaying information via color, transparency, and texture.
The “internal” structure of these fabrics informs and defines their potential, and the “external” movement of the body guides its movement. The collection shows the integration and interaction between the internal and external relationships and how it creates a textile that performs based on various construction techniques, structural design, and material combinations. This body of work communicates with the body, becomes part of the body, and becomes alive.