I spent the day at the Gallery of Modern Art where the APT6 is showing. I must admit that I got carried away. I took 490 photographs, just got immersed in the whole thing. There is so much inspiration that I am in overload. So, one piece or artist per day.
The piece by Zhu Weibing, Ji Wenyu "People holding flowers" is just spectacular. There are 100 models of men holding flowers in the installation. Every one is an individual. Every piece of clothing is slightly different and every flower is the same. My thoughts were about how the clothing was constructed. As you can see from the photos they are about the same size as dolls. All those little suits were amazing.
I was interested to read that Zhu was trained as a fashion designer. That certainly shows in this textile based sculpture. The sculpture is about the artist's perception about collective consumerism.
On the Design for this week, I'm not doing too good. I have a couple of designs drawn up but getting them to work in fabric just isn't happening. I will give it another go but if that doesn't work it's back to the drawing board.