Saturday, February 18, 2012

Food and Fabric

Going through this weird food phase. Thinking an old allergy might have been the cause for a lot of mis-diagnosis or, maybe not. Either way it's got me thinking about food and the body. Meanwhile working away on creating displays for work while talking about food - it struck me. Food. Design. Design. Food. Last month my thoughts were Sport. Design. Design. Sport. So here's my next little connecting rant. [I believe this will all lead to some magnificent discovery and I will later post it - but for now research continues.

I thought I'd share some of my finds so far, including some really gorgeous "food fabric"

Can we thank Lady Gaga for this? I'm not so sure she's the first, and certainly not the last but as an artist speaking of another - the lady puts thought into this stuff. Now meat may not have been my first, or last choice for that matter - but it's something lovely to think about. The entire concept of wearing flesh. Draping carcasses on a body.

Now I'm not going to say I'd be so brazen as to wear some of the more transparent "food fabrics" in public, but I will say that I encourage the play and production of these pieces.

A second form of food in fabric is the idea of coffee beans.

There's a lot of pitfalls in the discussion, some of them include the rotting of clothing. My thoughts : if we can get a hamburger to look the same 8 years later, why not an article of fruit cloth?

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