A SHOWCASE OF NEW AND OLD WORK
RONINSCAR – THEY HAVE AWOKEN 2021
They Have Awoken is my graduate collection that describes a group of people who were thought to be long gone but have now reappeared within The Zone. They were awoken through a Warrior’s Prayer. These people have come to reclaim and inhabit The Zone. Echoes of their past come forth. A fall fog approaches before winter consumes.
These 3 looks and following photography / video were done for my final design course at University. It will be expanded upon through paintings, film, photography and a fashion show in August 2021. They Have Awoken is an ongoing project for an indefinite amount of time.
Methods and techniques start with base ideas but turn into chances. With some of the methods I’ve developed, I work in the moment and on the fly. This allows for variation and lack of repeatability. It leaves room for intuition and new approaches to the same technique to be formed. While it creates a lack of repeatability, there is still room for things to be repeated if desired as the basis of a technique can be recreated. For instance, the layering technique is done all at once with each layer mapped out over the pattern piece. Each piece is cut differently then the one before it in order to make sure all the pieces fit across the pattern piece. This creates slight variations in size, angle, and positioning. As I am working, there are many decisions that have to be made quickly and can lead to mistakes but I believe that this is integral to my growth. They Have Awoken is a culmination of the unconstrained growth that keeps on persisting.
RONINSCAR – FW20 THE ZONE
Omaha Fashion Week August 2020 – The Zone is a collection that explores my personal relationships through the history of the Chernobyl Disaster. Exploring all the people who were affected by the disaster, the people who had to clean up, and the surrounding area still restricted to this day. Along with Chernobyl, I reference one of Andrei Tarkovsky’s films, Stalker. Just like the film, I am the Stalker who will lead you through The Zone. This specific Tarkovsky film had a big impact on me that I will carry with me for many future projects.
The Zone is the home / world for all my future endeavors. The characteristics and nature of The Zone will be explored further as time goes on. I am the Stalker that will lead you through it, exploring the mysterious places and people within.
With this collection, I focused on showing the people who were involved with the Chernobyl Disaster. It is broken up into 5 pairs: Reactor Worker, Civilians, Reservists, Liquidators, BioRobots. Each pair had its own characteristics with similar themes running through all of them.