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EXPERIENTIAL

Updated: Oct 25, 2018


Fig 1. Barnes, D. GRAZED Amorphous Braided Rug. [photograph] Ralph Pucci, NYC.


As I begin to develop an understanding of experiential learning; the process of learning through experience and self reflection, I realise that I am very drawn to this way of working.


An artist that has inspired my thought process for our first MA textile module (The development of Product, Market Research and Product Ideas) is textile designer and artist Dana Barnes.


Barnes' work seeks to create a contemporary adaptation of an experience in landscape. Her large scale textured installations capture the landscape through colour, materiality and overall display.


Her tactile installations are evocative and reminiscent of time spent in nature.


Dana Barnes presented an installation of sculptural seating during her New York Design Week in 2015. The design of endolith casts references the form, palette and materiality of lichen growth - a composite organism most commonly known for their growth on bare rock, walls and exposed soil surfaces.


Each unique cast creates a dialogue of materiality, bringing together stone-like composite and soft woolen fiber.


Fig 2. Barnes, D. Endolith Casts. [photograph] Ralph Pucci, NYC.


References


Fig 1. Barnes, D. GRAZED Amorphous Braided Rug. [photograph] Ralph Pucci, NYC.

Available at: https://design-milk.com/dana-barnes/ (Accessed: September 2018)


Fig 2. Barnes, D. Endolith Casts. [photograph] Ralph Pucci, NYC. Available at: http://www.danabarnesstudio.com/projects (Accessed: September 2018)


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