(s/b)ee, the alternative - See the alternative, Bee the alternative
This collection is inspired by bees, their incredible UV vision and their importance to our ecosystem. ‘(s/b)ee, the alternative’ was driven by the innovative process of combining craft with technology.
Through the exploration of a range of 3D technologies and methodologies, I have utilised various techniques which have been unconventionally applied to the construction of textiles and versatile materials to create three dimensional surfaces. By doing so, I aim to convey an alternative sense of reality to help alter and change the perception of the viewer.
I invite my audience to a new world as seen through the eyes of a bee, which I have created through optical effects within my textiles which react to light and movement. Through the use of phosphorescent pigments, material experimentation and research, this collection reacts, reflects, absorbs and emits light, giving the textiles ever-changing iridescent and luminescent glowing qualities. As a result, I hope we can ‘(s/b)ee, the alternative’.