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Exploration of the keywords insulate & protection towards the creative outcome of a wearable sculpture, made from interface fabric and plastic. T… Read More
Exploration of the keywords insulate & protection towards the creative outcome of a wearable sculpture, made from interface fabric and plastic. The Cocoon is a safe retreat to escape from the stress of everyday life. This work was also exhibited at the Artstation, Ponsonby, Auckland in April 2012. Read Less
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Cocoon is a wearable sculpture, made as a retreat to escape the stress of everyday life.
 
 
The conceptual idea evolved from the word ‘Insulate’ and its direct meaning ‘to protect’. With this concept, the idea progressed to create a retreat through a cocoon or womb formation, as these are havens for growth and development, and to have somewhere we can take a small breather from the chaos of daily life, following the key words of: protect, isolate, retreat alongside the theme of insulate. 
 
The outcome created features a wearable plastic shield, which encases over the shoulders and showcases a balanced and sculptural design with the use of a plastic material. Parts of folded fabric in a tessellation pattern are attached onto the underside of the shoulder case, as well as behind the head, each having the ability to protract and insulate the wearer in a cocoon-like structure.