Final Project

In Extremis: Death and Life in 21-st Century Haitian Art I was completely enraptured by the creativity and the dramatical interpretation of death. Although I found it very ironic that the theme of the exhibit was death, but the pieces were all intricately beautifully assembled. I was also immediately inspired by the contrasting colors, and the different types of mediums used throughout the exhibit. There was also an unexpected realm of sensitivity; an emotional aspect that intensified as you walked around from one piece to the next. However, although I was undeniably mesmerized by the mystical imagination of the entire exhibit, I was more intrigued by the Haitian culture. I was inspired to design a piece that could combine Haitian culture to our culture today. In result, this gave me the idea of having a segment that stood out of my garment, but had an overall theme of modesty. I thought that my choice of fabric allowed me to blend or reveal a little bit of the Haitian feel, while still being considerably reserved.

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2 comments
  1. Canie, why did you choose to make two pieces vs. the jump suit?

    • canieoh said:

      There were a lot of reasons why I had to change my original design, but the main reason was that I was really unhappy with how it looked. When the garment was in a jump suit form the fabrics seem to be too contrasting, so it almost made it look cheap because it was all stuck as one piece. I also thought that a jump suit took away from the little Haitian feel that I wanted to present in my garment.

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