Ross School - Senior Project 2013

 

Student: :  Sohee Kim

Mentor:  Jon Mulhern

Domains:  Visual Arts

Faculty Grader:  Ned Smyth

 

Documentation of Product

 

Title: Leather Craft: Handbag Design

 

Most of handbags and small goods are made of leather in the modern fashion industry. This is why I combined Handbag Design in to my topic, leather craft. Basically, I worked on building skills of leather craft to create my final products, which are handbags and small leather goods. After building skills of leather craft, I worked on designing handbags and leather craft. I was inspired by three famous paintings, which are “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh, “Four Darks in Red” by Mark Rothko, and “Planes in Modulated Surface 4” by Lygia Clark.  I believe that through my process of my senior project, my creativity of designing and skills of leather craft drove me into the first step of my self-exploration.

 

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Artist’s Statement:

Since I was a little kid, I have enjoy creating and making things with my hands, and it influenced me to chose to leather-crafting for my Senior Project. Before I thought about leather as a material for creating objects, I considered using materials that might I get easily. However, since I am really interested in fashion industry, I realized that leather is very “hot” in the fashion market and is an attractive material in which to work. In the modern fashion industry, use of leather is increasing, and the typical fashion items made with leather are handbags.

 

As I am an artist who seeks to create precise and perfect work, I encountered a few difficulties in finishing my products. Moreover, in almost every processes of making work, I need to give up part of my passion in creativity of design to consider the technical side as well. I am an artist, however, before I consider think of handbags as fashion items, objects to carry things. This is how I learned from my internship. I do my internship in “Patricia del Castillo” in East Hampton town. From my internship, I learned how a shop works from designing clothing to sailing. Moreover, they do customized clothing as well, therefore, I experienced how things should be fitted and convenience fore people with beauty.

 

Exhibition & Presentation Summary

 

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Presentation: Senior Project PPT

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