For this response, I have batik the can of campbells soup and uploaded it onto the computer and put it into context, I think that this piece of work has gone really well and I am very pleased with the overall result. Philip colbert has done a really similar piece and as a result it is a great responce to his work. The batik has seperated the dye and the background makes it stand out. I tried to use different techniques so that I could make the the overall dress look really good and I wanted it too stand out.
The Rodnick Band
Created and designed by designer Philip Colbert, the label is inspired by the Pop Art movement. ‘The Rodnik Band’ label is presented as a pop band rather than a traditional fashion label. The collection is a unique amalgamation of music, art and fashion which combines three closely associated genres to create a unique fashion concept.
Colbert’s adventure in fashion began by setting up the Rodnik label selling Russian scarves. The name Rodnik came from a shop founded in 1904 in Moscow. Collections formed through adventures and the true Rodnik Style was born. Colbert went on to form The Rodnik Band label, a unique mix of fashion music and art.
(This is again, information I have found off the internet. I am going to write it up in my own words in my sketchbook)
North East textile designer Sarah Bell is an ambitious artist with a unique outlook on textiles and surface design. Influenced by Pop Art, punk and psychedelia, Sarah’s trademark primary-colour style blurs the lines between music, film and fashion.
As an artist Sarah is fascinated by contemporary culture, with comic books, movie posters and animation all influencing the tone of her work. As a child, her father’s obsession with The Beatles coloured her future and provided her with much of the imagery she uses today.
Drawing on her graphics background Sarah brings a vividly illustrative approach to textile design
(This is information found on the website, I have took this and picked bits out of it but also added some of my own opinions in my sketchbook)
Unit 3 Personal Project
I have done a lot of research for Unit 3, I had many ideas that sprung to mind some that I had done in other units. When taking it down to two I decided to put them together to make a bigger unit. This would be successful as they fit together nicely and a lot of different things can be brought into the area.
My Unit 3 Personal Project is going to be about Pop Art and the colours within Pop Art. I have a lot of inspiration for this project as I can incorporate nature and futuristic things into this which will be really effective. Within my pinterest board I have gathered different items, drawings and pieces that people have made. The world of photography can be applied into this as there is fashion statements and colour trends in shops and within the street too. Photographing a simple image will be good because I will be able to edit and change the whole format so that it will be more pop art/colour style. To get more inspiration I am going to visit Art Exhibitions and look at colour schemes to bring into my project. I have also gathered materials from a local supplier she has given me lots to play with for different design pieces and colour trends.
Areas in which Pop Art can be inspired by:
- Butterflies and Nature
- Tins/Cans/Crisp Packets/Bottles/Newspaper
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Unrealistic images/drawings
- Bold Text and Writing
Today in our first lesson we learn t how to ice dye. I have learn’t how to ice dye effectively using different techniques and processes in order to experiment. To ice dye you have to be able have an average size piece of material and dip it into water. The water helps the water soak up the dye so it makes a more effective movement. I then had to get a tray which would soak the ice and help it to drop through to the bottom water tray. I then created my material into different patterns by using tie dye techniques using elastic bands and tieing the material and scrunching it up to make a good effect. I then poured the ice on to the top, covering the material so that all the dye would fall on to the material. I then had to leave it to dry and unwrap the elastic bands to see the effect. An artist that I am going to look at is Diane Becka for this development as the above piece is her work.
Batik is both arts and textiles. It is well know in the west with its beautiful creative medium. It is also known as the art of decorating cloth and it is done with wax and dye. In Java, Batik has been part of the ancient tradition and it is the finest Greek cloth in the world and it is still made here. To make Batik, selected areas of cloth are blocked out by brushing or covering the cloth with hot wax making spaces to add the ink. The parts of the cloth that are covered in the wax remain the same colour but the dye is the opposite. The process of dyeing and waxing is repeated to make a more detailed and colourful design. You can use different stencils and drawing equipment to make a Batik. You can use different fabrics to make a Batik such as: Silk, Cotton, Wool, Leather, Paper or even Wool. The different techniques and processes to make a Batik offers the artist the opportunity to explore a unique way to Batik.
Batik has taken on a much wider meaning. It can be referred to:
- Cloth clock printed with wax
- Cloth decorated with hand drawn design.
- Cloth decorated with traditional Batik designs without the use of the resist method.
The use of Batik has also been used to make clothes and everything from home furnishing to table cloths and handicrafts.