Collection: Part 3 - Unit 7

Research - Unit 7

Metamorphosis in Literature:

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Ovid and Kline, A.S. (2004) Ovid Metamorphoses translated by A.S. Kline. Ann Arbor, MI: Borders Classics.

  • Transformation of Arachne (a fabric maiden) into a spider
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Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) French Theatrical Release: October 29, 1946 / Running Time: 94 Minutes / Rating: Not Rated
Director: Jean Cocteau / Writers: Jean Cocteau (story, screenplay & dialogue), Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (story)

  • Transfiguration of the prince into a monster and back
  • The transformational power of love

 

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Keats, John.Poetical Works. London: Macmillan, 1884; Bartleby.com, 1999. www.bartleby.com/126/. [Date of Printout].

  • Passage where Lamia turns from a snake into a human
  • Repetition of Lamia transforming back and forth - highlighting how she cannot change who she really is
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Carroll, L. and Tenniel, J. (1993) Alice in wonderland (Wordsworth classics) (Wordsworth classics). London, United Kingdom: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company.

  • Instead of referring to a physical change in nature, this quote refers to the mental transformation of a young girl into a woman
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Metamorphosis in Mythological Art:

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‘Apollo and Daphne’ by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, https://au.pinterest.com/pin/126945283221398503/

  • The transformation of Daphne turning into a tree
  • A still effectively showing a metamorphosis

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Ryan Leitao, Galatea and Pygmalion - http://www.cgw.com/Gallery.aspx?pageid=12

  • The transformation of a statue into a human
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Alice in Wonderland Statue - https://au.pinterest.com/pin/118782508895678286/

  • Many transformations - Alice into a woman and the caterpillar into a butterfly
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Paolo Veronese, Arachne - http://www.paolo-veronese.org/Arachne-or-Dialectics-(Aracne-o-la-Dialettica).html

  • Transformation of a maiden into a spider
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Rohan Daniel Eason - https://au.pinterest.com/pin/245657354646462816/

  • Illustration of Gregor in Kafka's Metamorphosis
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Sculpture of a lamina in Garagartza, Arrasate, Gipuzkoa - http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Lamia_(Basque_mythology)

  • Showing Lamia's transformation into a mermaid/serpent
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'Fear & Love Exhibition' - The Design Museum:

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Andres Jaque presents Intimate Strangers - https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/fear-and-love

  • Explores the way network culture is designing and defining new forms of behaviour and interaction
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Ma Ke presents The Earth - https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/fear-and-love

  • Addressing the problem of mass marketing clothes
  • Making one off pieces using the earth as inspiration
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Madeline Gannon presents Mimus - https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/fear-and-love

  • Using a sensor to chase people
  • Scary how machines are taking people's jobs
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Neri Oxman and Stratasys present Vespers - https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/fear-and-love

  • Beautifully made - detail inside the translucent masks
  • Look almost alien
  • Links to transformation as she has developed from the original death masks
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Christien Meindertsma presents Fibre Market - https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/fear-and-love#sthash.008vM09E.dpuf

  • Showing a transformation
  • From jumpers back into fibres
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Plato's Atlantis:

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http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2010-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen/slideshow/collection

  • McQueen was casting an apocalyptic forecast of the future ecological meltdown of the world: Humankind is made up of creatures that evolved from the sea, and we may be heading back to an underwater future as the ice cap dissolve
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James Merry masks for Bjork:

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James Merry, Bjork Masks - tmerry.com/

  • My favourite jewellery
  • Love the detail in each mask
  • Clever how he has used such a delicate fabric and embroidered beautifully onto it
  • Shows character through the colours and designs
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Felt:

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Healy and Burke - https://uk.pinterest.com/courtneyhoare/healy-and-burke/?lp=true

  • Beautifully embroidered on the felt
  • Good use of different shades of blue to create water
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Fillis - http://on-skin.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/barnacles-bracelet.html

  • I love the shape of the felt all bunched up like barnacles
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Maria Freise - https://au.pinterest.com/pin/537617274243709573/

  • Created a bowl in the shape of coral - using subtle nude colours - love the hoes in the bowl - barnacle like as well
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Anna Kristina Goransson, Felted and dyed wool - https://sk.pinterest.com/pin/447263806714313514/

  • I love how the felt is hanging from felt threads - looks very elegant and flower like
  • I think the greens really convey a nature vibe too
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Marjolein Dallinga/Bloomfelt - costume for Cirque du Soleil - https://au.pinterest.com/pin/566749934326977384/

  • Love the different shades of red
  • Really like the different 3d textures
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Andrea Graham - http://www.andrea-graham.com/portfolio.html

  • I like the contrasting colours
  • The balls of texture really stand out against the blue

 

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Jennifer Moss - http://www.artisaway.com/blog/fiber-art-jennifer-moss/

  • Like the fact that the domes are not even
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Jennifer E. Moss - http://jenniferemoss.blogspot.co.uk/2012_11_01_archive.html

  • Again I like how these cones are misshaped
  • I also think the natural colours work to create an organic piece
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Emily Barletta, Yarn - http://emilybarletta.com/section/134997-yarn.html

  • My personal favourite
  • Think the contrast between red and green is clever
  • Also like the contrast in textures
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http://indulgy.com/post/sZbEyAseF2/galleryru-florcita-renew

  • Clever how the felt can be moulded into shapes like a flower
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Christine Roxburgh - https://uk.pinterest.com/crox64/sculptural-felt/?lp=true

  • Like the graduation of colour and the perfect shape
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felt and paper by Eun Yeong Jeong - https://www.pinterest.pt/pin/18929260908294295/

  • Think it's clever how it looks like a burnt piece of bark - use of colour
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Anna Kristina Goraansson - http://www.annakristinadesigns.com/home/moonpies

  • Like the pointed shape
  • Clever contrast in colour
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Evolution:

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Barcode Evolution, Richard Davis - http://rgdart.deviantart.com/art/Barcode-Evolution-310044616

  • Showing transformation
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Poppy Porter, The Evolution Ring - http://www.poppyporter.co.uk/products/two-finger-disc-ring

  • Creating a transformation by changing the ring
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The Evolution Game (Nature vs. Humanity), Tjerk Otten - http://www.tjerkotten.com/blog/evolutionary-road

  • Another comical piece where evolution is questioned
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The Other side of Evolution, Ana Rajcevic - http://showtime.arts.ac.uk/anarajcevic

  • Bringing in animal anatomy
  • Creating a new breed of jewellery
  • What it would be like if we grew these parts
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Burberry Maker's Exhibition with Henry Moore:

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Burberry Makers Exhibition

  • A variety of different textures - could use this in my work to explore with textures to create a textural piece
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Mirrored Mask:

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http://www.angst-im-wald.com/media/reflex/promo-photography-2011

  • Mask made completely of square mirrors
  • Possibly addressing narcissism
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JOJO POST DIGI: HELMET, http://fortags.com/p/image/448178600388967030

  • Like the effect of a carved mirror it gives off
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'Dichotomic', Zuzanna Kolodziejczykh - https://metromodels.com/zuzanna-kolodziejczyk/01-7/

  • Love the futuristic mirrored triangles to frame her face
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Callum McCormack, Sad-Plath - https://au.pinterest.com/pin/436075176403208046/

  • Conveying the harsh side to vanity and narcissism
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Maison Martin Margiela mask for Kanye West - https://au.pinterest.com/explore/kanye-west-mask/

  • Foreshadowing the wearer's vanity by placing mirrors on the mask
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“In Masks Outrageous and Austere,” by Tennessee Williamshttps://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/behind-the-poster-in-masks-outrageous-and-austere/?_r=0

  • Quite like how the mirrors are different shapes and how it covers most of the face

 

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'Project DNA' by Catherine Wales - https://trendvisions.lancia.it/en/article/printing-out-fashion-project-dna-by-catherine-wales

  • I like how it almost looks like a gas mask
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http://chandelier-crystals.tumblr.com/

  • Gives off a disco ball effect
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Classical Masks:

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Mycenae Death Mask of Agamemnon - http://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-other-artifacts/questioning-mycenaean-death-mask-agamemnon-003435?page=0%2C1

  • Made out of bronze - shows reflective side as well - very detailed in the face
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Ancient Greek Theatre Masks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyQFtJfOonI

  • Usually made out of clay
  • Interesting how they show the expressions on the masks
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Tragic Comic Masks Hadrian’s Villa mosaic - http://www.messagetoeagle.com/ancient-greek-costumes-masks-and-theater/

  • Used to portray a character that is not themselves
  • Disguised
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Etruscan Mask - https://www.etsy.com/listing/172805571/vanth-etruscan-psychopomp

  • Common occurrence - Greeks love to used the colour gold or bronze
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The Acoustical Mask of Greek Tragedy, by Thanos Vovolis - http://www.didaskalia.net/issues/vol7no1/vovolis_zamboulakis.html

  • Replicas of ancient masks
  • All are the same - have an opening in the mouth
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Wire and Paper Modelling:

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Nika Danielska -https://daneesunshynemakeup.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/fashion-obsession-nika-danielska-design/

  • Only using wire and paper - created very unique pieces
  • Like how she has created such distinct vertebrae like sculptures
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Polly Verity, Wire Sculptures - https://polyscene.com/wire-and-paper-creatures/

  • Once again using simple materials to create delicate and detailed structures
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Installations (Tell me Your Secrets and I'll Tell you Mine, Orifices and  Incubation), Leslie Pearson - http://www.lesliekpearson.com/f509312528

  • Instead of using paper, she has layered pigskin over the wire - creates an interesting effect 
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Metamorphosis in Art/Design:

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Butterfly Metamorphosis Jewellery - Theresa Marr, https://au.pinterest.com/pin/1055599887564721/

  • Delicate jewellery showing the transformation a butterfly has to go through
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Metamorphosis Workshop - Gillian Norrie, https://au.pinterest.com/pin/470978073509410385/

  • An initial hard shell but when broken has a soft center
  • Reflects a transformation
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Metamorphosis Workshop 2015 - Margaret Conroy, https://au.pinterest.com/pin/294845106833155983/

  • Using the transformation of sea life
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‘Me & Edward’ by Jonathan Ducruix, http://www.bloodyloud.com/metamorphosis-photo-manipulation-jonathan-ducruix-aka-me-edward/

  • Possibly suggesting the effect of evolution - a form of transformation
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Metamorphosis Moth by Sasha Kashirina, https://www.behance.net/gallery/6650027/metamorphosis-moth

  • Effective change in angles to show a metamorphosis
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Human Metamorphosis, Taylor James - http://mymodernmet.com/human-metamorphosis-15-pics/

  • Showing how humans change
  • Like a skin
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Westfield Advert - http://villagegreenstudio.com/westfield/

  • Shell
  • How humans change
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Alex Stoddard, Interview - http://www.memo-magazine.com/2012/alex-stoddard-interview/

  • Going back to nature
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Lhoycel Marie - http://www.lhoycelmariephotography.com/cycles

  • Transforming back to birth
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Giorgia Napoletano - http://www.emptykingdom.com/featured/giorgia-napoletano/

  • body metamorphosis and obscure digital alterations
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Jon Jacobsen - http://www.crossconnectmag.com/post/67845470514

  • Once again showing how we are part of the earth when we die
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Metamorphosis, Danny Richardson - http://www.darkbeautymag.com/2016/09/danny-richardson-metamorphosis/

  • How we morph back into the earth
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Transformation:

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Friday Five with Vicente Garcia-Jimenez - http://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-vicente-garcia-jimenez/

  • The metamorphosis of a butterfly
  • Showing each individual stage
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James Kalidaros - http://www.polyvore.com/editorial_pro_choice_pre-fall_2011/thing?id=93065087

  • Showing how we can transform ourselves using makeup
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Perception vs. Reality, Santiago Alvarez - https://au.pinterest.com/pin/32651166024891633/

  • How one may see oneself but in reality is completely different - transformation
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Leland Bobbe, Transformation of New York Drag Queens - https://petapixel.com/2013/10/12/half-drag-photos-show-transformations-nyc-drag-queens/

  • How transformation can happen quickly and easily
  • How one can chose when to be one thing
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Metamorphosis, Rachel Ducker - http://www.rachel-ducker.co.uk/metamorphosis/

  • Clever how she has created half human, half tree structures
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Anathema Photography, Transformation - https://au.pinterest.com/pin/487162884669575548/

  • Showing how people will do anything to look the best
  • Questioning physical appearance
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Kiyo-hime, Robinson - https://au.pinterest.com/pin/521784306801627579/

  • Showing a warrior turning into a dragon
  • Transformation
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Melissa Ichiuji - http://artpurchasing2010.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/irvine-contemporary-art-artists-phil.html

  • Melissa's mixed media sculptures introduce themes of sexuality and identity. They have a narrative quality in how the figures interact as clusters or as individuals with the space. The smaller figures pull the viewer closer and the larger figures confront viewers directly. Using cloth and thread Melissa mixes the charm of childhood dolls with themes of adolescents and womanhood.
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Jitterbug - https://www.laetusinpraesens.org/docs80s/80vecteq.php

  • How simple things like triangles can be transformed into different shapes

 

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Natalie Arriola - http://www.rawartists.org/nataliearriola

  • Showing the transformation between life and death
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Perretti Photography, Transformation - http://www.perrettiphotography.com/transformation/

  • Difference between frozen and fresh and how the whole appearance changes
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Metamorphosis - https://au.pinterest.com/pin/330451691391656143/

  • How a leaf can be transformed into a brooch
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Tentacles:

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Glaucus and Skylla, 1661 - http://monsterbrains.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/salvator-rosa.html

  • Showing the dark side of the transformation - creating a monster
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Ele Maudsley, Tentacle Collection - http://www.elemaudsleydesign.co.uk/tentacle-collection.php

  • Creating beautiful curves out of metal to mimic the curves of tentacles
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Tentacle High-Heels By Designer Kermit Tesoro - http://buzz-365.com/tentacle-high-heels-kermit-tesoro/

  • Mimics the flow of a tentacle
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Scylla, Paestan red-figure krater C4th B.C., The J. Paul Getty Museum - http://www.theoi.com/Pontios/Skylla.html

  • Detail in the tentacles
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Scylla, Lucanian red-figure krater C5th B.C., Musée du Louvre - ://www.wikiwand.com/fr/Charybde_et_Scylla

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Horns:

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https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/513903007451947515/

  • Not a horn per say but shows how a beak on the mouth would stay up
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Walter Van Beirendonck - http://www.essentialhommemag.com/backstage-at-walter-bierndonck-fw-2012/

  • Horns pointing to the side
  • Mimics a bull and its horns
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Lauren Kalman - But if the Crime is Beautiful... http://artspacenc.org/exhibitions/current/gallery-1/

  • I love this horn - I think the thin metal she has used is very effective in creating a delicate effect
  • I like the sharp edges to convey that its not just beautiful
  • Beautiful design
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Maiko Takeda - http://thegossipcorner.yuku.com/topic/322/Fashion-goes-bizarre-Goldplated-mouthpieces-spikey-headpi?page=-1#.WP6nmoWcHIU

  • Although not a horn, it conveys horn qualities - spikey and multiple which was I would like to base my horn or horns on
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Greece Exhibition at the British Museum:

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Ancient Greece exhibition at the British Museum

  • Like how delicate their jewellery was thousands of years ago
  • Used gold - has kept in tact due to the low reactant level - beautifully preserves
  • Use detail in piece
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Nature portrayed in jewellery:

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Maison Martin Margiela Haute Couture Mask - https://au.pinterest.com/explore/margiela-mask/

  • The cool blue and white colours seem to mimic the icy mountains
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Leigh Bowery- https://au.pinterest.com/pin/478014947931031845/

  • The greens, purples and yellows are very summery
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Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton - https://au.pinterest.com/pin/380343131011421355/

  • Used the metamorphic theme by using the butterflies
  • Perfectly captures the essence of nature
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https://au.pinterest.com/pin/553872454146781369/

  • Using actual bark to create a mask
  • Clever -may try using actual nature to create my piece
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Kakos Ueda - http://www.howdesign.com/how-design-blog/a-creativity-exercise-in-paper/

  • Made this mask completely out of paper
  • Ironic how the mask is made out of paper to convey nature when its destroying it making the material
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