Oct 12 - Oct 18
Revised Research Question:
How can I create a line of jackets that aim to end the stigmatization of various skin diseases?
- What are some of the most common skin diseases and how do they impact the individual?
-What are some common misconceptions about skin diseases?
-How have other artists portrayed skin diseases or other related topics in their work?
In-depth research about three skin diseases and initial material exploration
-Disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches
-Occurs when pigment-producing cells die out or stop functioning
-More visibly apparent in individuals with darker skin tones
-Recycled beige and brown denim, cut and stitched together
-Next iterations: more intricate patterns, try at a larger scale
-Skin condition that occurs when hair follicles plug with oil and dead skin cells
-Most common in teens and young adults
-Recycled beige denim with watercolor splotches
-Next iterations: more depth in color, explore how to make more tactile (use of beads and string to add texture)
-Skin condition in which skin cells build up form scales and itchy, dry patches
-Various types: plaque psoriasis is most common
-Recycled beige denim with embroidery
-Next iterations: more accurate shapes and colors (create an outline on Illustrator)
-Some types of psoriasis only occur on certain areas of the body, and I want to stay true to this in the jacket
-Contact individuals with these skin conditions for a brief interview
-Collect materials for first jacket
-Access to dress form mannequin?