PROJECT 2 CONCEPT
After being asked to consider topics to use, the first that came to mind was my relationship with my heritage.
Image of me wearing traditional clothing
DRAFT POSTER #1
I wanted a transparent font so it almost blends with the photos instead of detracting from them.
Inspiration for background - Noemie Goudal
FOCUSING ON SUBJECT MATTER
One of the reasons I got somewhat stuck with making an outcome for the first project was because there wasn't a brief or subject I was working in that way for. Identifying areas I need to work on is all good and well when you don't have to create an outcome, however this was not the case.
Scale exercise outcome
Scans of patterns #1
Scan of my own pattern/design
Exp. of above
A development of the styling project and the scale project in a way in that I am drawing inspiration from the heavily patterned Nigerian traditional clothing. I want to exercise ways in which I can intervene in existing aspects of the culture and make it my own.
For Unit 7, my plan was for all my projects to have an overarching theme. After consideration, I am going focus exploring how connected I feel to my heritage. The first avenue I was gonna use to explore this was styling, so I played around with how I would personally wear the garments rather than attempting tool like an authentic 'Nigerian'.
Exp. of why I chose clothing
I think growing up in Britain, of course there is much more emphasis from peers, society etc. to dress in a more Western style for example jeans and a top, but now that I'm older I can see the beauty in the traditional Nigerian that I used to almost be ashamed of. So as this project is about connecting who I am now to my heritage, I thought about how this is explicit way of doing this.