glove theme in my work originated from the way I felt about my mother
and her obsession with housework and my obsession with making and cutomising
my own clothes. I decided to incoporate the two into my art.
After making an outfit out of cleaning materials I found that Lots of
rubber gloves were left over that I did not use so I decided to make an
outfit out of them. Every garment that I made from then onwards was made
out of rubber gloves so I decided to wear some of the outfits out in public,
which included going out clubbing with my mates.
The issue of cleaning materials was not important anymore although the
use of the rubber glove was. I wanted to prove that the glove can have
lots of other uses and wearing it on your hand is far too obvious. The
rubber glove has become part of everyday life by making familiar objects
out of them that I wear every day such as leg warmers and handbags. I
like the fact that something as ugly as a Marigold glove can look beautiful
when sewn together and worn in a certain way.
By taking the rubber glove to the next level and making fashion out of
it I then decided to create a Rubber glove world which everthing in it
is made out of different types of gloves from marigolds to garden/heavy
duty gloves. Also incoporating my own traits into my work such as the
fact that I like to wear loads of different accessories all at once. So
my world will be a mixture of all of the things that I have made out of
gloves incoporated together in one big crazy environment!
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