She is enveloped in a volatile vein of saturation.
She is obsessed with the strain of synthesis.
She is chased by allure.
We look at most objects in its idealized state. However in reality, nothing is idealized. Everything is in constant flux. Take an orange for example. An orange will not look like the bright orange fruit that we all think of. Pores run through its system and breathe. It is in as much change as we are.
This collection gives “flesh and blood” to something that is not. It deals with the study of looking at an idealized object, an orange, and seeing through a saturated and volatile lens. Realizing that its whole can be broken down and peeled into as well as be added upon naturally and artificially.
This process of human flux –whether that is the natural decomposition or artificial introduction of another substance– paved the way for how my drawings developed. All the drawings derived from collages that were made from ripping and cutting photos that were then layered upon each other.
In line with my concept, my garments capture different states of the change between deconstruction and construction. Additionally, the transition between bright and dull colors helps to communicate the same point.
Model: Sunnie Martensen
Photographer: Sarah Morse