Les Nymphéas, Trees Reflections

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2016-11-10
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Yang, Eunyoung
Whang, Mia (Mikyoung)
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The inspiration of this coat was to reflect the colors and serene feelings created by the branches of weeping willow as they fuse into the water in the painting, Les Nymphéas: Tress Reflections (1915-1926) by Claude Monet. The purpose of the design was to incorporate Monet's unique artistic interpretation of nature to surface design elements in conjunction with the environmentally friendly dyeing technique. Wool yarns with three different textures were dyed with Kool-Aid drink mix and couched onto black wool gabardine to create the surface design. The loose ends of yarns at the hemline are felted with added black wool roving. Carefully controlled yarn application created soft movement of artist's brushstrokes; while the textural transition of the felted hemline created the willow reflection harmonizing into the water.

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