Collection: UNIT 7

RESEARCH

"LUCKY CHARMS?"

I wanted to explore further into this idea of - lucky charms

my mum spoke of hers being a beaded bracelet she had with her through her journey and within Thai culture tattooing was apart of an amulet of protection.

it's fascinating to me how items can have so much power to bring luck and comfort? 

Sacred Tattoo

 

 

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" Religious history in Thailand. The practice of spiritual tattooing, as practised by monks in Thailand, is a tradition that goes back to ancient times. "

https://thediplomat.com/2016/11/sacred-ink-thailands-magic-tattoos/

SODOM VINYL

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Agent Orange [Vinyl]

POP METAL - SODOM - VINYL 

I came across this band through just typing in Agent orange and fell in love with the colours and graphic design of the vinyl 

https://www.amazon.com/Agent-Orange-Vinyl-Sodom/dp/B002WONN2Y

Agent Orange : Tu Du Hospital

Agent Orange, Tu Du Hospital, Philip Jones Griffiths

Agent Orange, Tu Du Hospital, Philip Jones Griffiths

A deformed conjoined twins due to Agent Orange is preserved in formaldehyde solution at Tu Du Hospital. The research facility of Tu Du Hospital, HCM City, keeps many bodies of the babies who died from Agent Orange, 1980.

Agent Orange, Tu Du Hospital, Philip Jones Griffiths

"Bodies that are not in human form." http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/vietnam-in-photos/101247/agent-orange-pain---painful-images-from-tu-du-hospital.html

These photos are taken during 1980-2002 ; Agent Orange victims taken by photographer Philip Jones Griffith

Takashi Murakami | The Octopus Eats It's Own Legs

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I love how free-flowing and incredibly detailed his work is. He's an artist who can go from canvas to 3d sculptures. 

I'm in my early stages of design and still am not sure what my final outcome will be but I'd like to try most things out before finalizing my ideas. 

THE EFFECT: NOTHING GROWS

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The before and after pictures of agent orange. 

Image from Blog : https://www.travelblog.org/Photos/6764416

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Imperial Museum

 

I found the uniform really fascinating the use of pockets/ways in which the soldiers would carry their weapons and aid in a functional manner without it getting in the way. The uniform was very structured and is very different to what I have been looking at so far- it's been very decorative.

One of the key things I would like to explore further is the Camo print used in the early world war 1 to camo print in our day and age. 

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"like fireworks"

From my mum's interview she mentioned several things one of them was she would hide under her bed and watch as the gun fire begins....she watched it and said "it looked like fireworks."

 It made me want to create lampshades / pieces that revolve around the light source. I came across this Artist, HaeGue Yang

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STPI, FIAC 2017 https://www.artsy.net/show/stpi-stpi-at-fiac-17-1

Lacquer Painting

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I love the colours used within this Lacquer painting.

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Lacquer painting by Hoang Tich Chu

Sak Yant Tattoo

Wat Bang Phra Thailand

Traditional Sak Yant (also called Sak Yan, or Yantra) tattoos are hand-etched onto the skin using ancient geometric designs mixed with Buddhist prayers. They are believed to give the wearer magic powers associated with healing, luck, strength, and protection against evil.

 

Buddhist monks originally engraved Sak Yant into warriors seeking protection and strength in battle. Often covering their entire bodies from head to toe in magic symbols to prevent knives and arrows from piercing their skin.

Thai Tattoo Culture

Luang Pi Nunn Thailand

Monks will often choose a sacred design as well as the location of your tattoo based on your aura. These tattoos are said to have special powers as charms and it’s commonly believed that the correct tattoo by the best tattooing monks could even stop bullets.

http://www.aesdes.org/2017/01/25/aesthetics-exploration-thai-tattoo-culture/

 

Tattooing monk

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Donations Sak Yant Thailand

Thai tattoos have found an especially unique aesthetic among fighters in the Muay Thai Boxing culture. Revered as warriors, the Thai boxers receive the Sak Yant tattoos to protect them in the ring.

Luca Missoni

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luca missoni exhibition MA GA designboom

Tate Modern : Louis Nevelson

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Natural Dyeing / Resist Techniques

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http://www.indiaflint.com/page7.htm

iNDIA FLINT : ARTIST

Uses Copper rusting and natural materials such as seeds, leaves and flowers to create intricate printed / dyed fabric.

Imperial Museum Sniper Robe

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Ceramic Bowls & Vases

inspired by the Artist I started to look in my own home for objects that represented my own heritage and that was when I came across these ceramic bowls. I felt that the ceramic bowls really reminded me of 

The Burning Monk ; Protest that changed the world

Magic Tattoos

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Andy White - Google+

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New art work named Pra Narai And Garuda . Handmade with a Pra Narai And Garuda design on cotton. Then remove the Pra Narai And Garuda design and then put into a cotton. By Silkscreen printing . Size: Length 42 cm wide 29.7 cm Use to add to your photo frame for home decoration or for sewing on a shirt or bag.  Garuda Purana Brahma Vishnu in Scripture. Lord Shiva is said that God created the heavens and the earth. This is a big task. Need help.   By the left hand to right hand strokes. And crea...

COMME DES GARCON

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Tate Modern : Zineb Sedira Mother Tongue

Tate Modern ; Objects of War Lamia Joreige

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Objects of War 2000 is an installation that comprises a single–channel video, shown either on a monitor or projected, and thirteen miscellaneous objects. The video is a collection of interviews conducted by Joreige concerning the Lebanese Civil War which lasted from 1975 to 1990. Each of the thirteen interviewees was asked by the artist to talk about an object that had some significance for them during the war. 

FABRIC MANIPULATION EXPERIMENTS

Military "CAMO PRINT"

 

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