After feeling quite anxious over the Easter break I have come back to Uni today feeling settled and confident in what I am going to be designing and creating for my final degree show. I have broken it down in to four sections of female interest/rights I feel are current, important and relevant not only in the UK but worldwide with what is happening in other countries. Those four are..
- PAY GAP! (estimated equality in 2067)
- 2. TAMPON TAX – and the funds being given to the charity life- who actively encourage against abortions.
- 3. NASTY GIRLS CLUB- the freedom of voice and the empowerment and value of each woman’s choice.
- 4. DATED SEXISM!
I wanted to get my drawings made as tapestries but I cant find anywhere online which will produce them.. so fabric prints are the format in what I am working in! I sent off for a few samples from different companies to see how they would come out, and I was delighted!
The first image is my favorite and the company I will be using, bags of love! the material is so thick and the colors were so vibrant. They both cost the same and were affordable which is another relief as I am going to be producing four and they will be slightly bigger.
I found this image online of a fabric print by Laura Slater I love firstly the block colours, certainly an element mine will have also the size I think is perfect.. it doesn’t say what size it is, but I think its such a brilliant size, the detailing and any text would be able to be clearly read and nothing would be missed! exciting.
Now I have the four titles/subject ideas for each of my designs I can begin to design properly. The tampon tax piece is ready, so four more to go! I may add some more flowers and detailing, as I have time I will experiment.