The salt crystals formed to a certain extent but did not have the impact I was looking for. Due to the limited time to carry out this project I aimed to focus on something more quick and efficient.
I still wanted to capture the texture of the salt portrayed in Bergman's pieces so I used salt, pva glue and ink which created a nice effect...but still wasn't what I was looking for....
Sketches inspired by Bergman's piece - Junge Frejd
I began to do sketches and mark making inspired by Bergman's piece Junge Frejd because it intrigued me do much. I like the shape, line a texture of the piece and how it relates to her Jewish heritage.
I started off doing the consatina process which I quite liked which led me on to looking at the herringbone paper folding technique.
Started to experiment with heat and discovered that the salt can withstand a lot of heat whilst the paper gain nice colouration. My aim was to make them more interesting they were beginning to look quite plain! I also used salt to refine and highlight shape and lines which I quite liked - they turned out to be quite elegant!
I really enjoyed this project I loved working with the paper and acetate to create wearable art. I used a mannequin to experiment with placing the pieces on the body and seeing what they would look like and what I would create if I had more time. The paper folding was a quick and efficient way at creating the shapes I had been looking at. The aim of the project was to create various samples but if I had more time I would look further into using other various materials such as metal and perhaps 2D printing.