Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It's All About The Duct Tape Bodice...

A few weeks ago I asked some fellow Applied Craft and Design classmates (and good friends) to duct tape my body.  That's right, I asked them to wrap me in duct tape:)

Lately I have been thinking about another way to express the struggle and conflict that we as people have between wanting to fit in and wanting to express our individuality.  This concept being at the core of my practicum project.  I was longing to make something more artistic, less wearable, and free myself from the confines of making a garment.

The idea is still brewing but so far it requires a replica of my bodice from my neck to my hips, which led to making a duct tape bodice!  Thanks to a couple of friends, 2 rolls of duct tape, some saran wrap and a camera, it made for a good time and a lot of laughs.  And thanks to the camera I can share the silliness with you:)

Saran Wrap layer done, time for duct tape.
"Does this look as ridiculous as it feels?"

A little groping never hurt anyone:)
The result.

If you want to see how I got out of this predicament, check out my facebook page for "the cutting" phase, and some more silly photos from this process. 

Stay tuned, next time I will be giving an update on my latest garments, yay!
And of course I will be sharing more about what kind of project requires a duct tape bodice:)

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