I found some nice paper craft flowers while searching for ribbon and I really wanted to add a few of them to my installation to further enhance the scrapbook feel of my work. I want my work to look like the inside of a scrapbook suspended from the ceiling of the gallery. So everything will look handmade and vintage, I feel the paper flowers add to this aesthetic. I will sew a few onto the ribbon with my photographs, not many, but a few different coloured ones. I have red, blue and black.
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For my installation I knew I wanted some larger printed photographs on their own ribbons, so that the viewers could have different things to look at in my installation, and so that the larger photographs could be seen from further away in the gallery. The photographs I selected were eight photographs I hadn’t used on the main section of my installation the photos I used were these;
I sewed around each of the sides of the photographs just like I did with the smaller photographs. This time only having the ribbon coming out of the top, so that I can suspend the photographs in between the other suspended ribbons of the installation. This will help my installation look like one piece and give the illusion that the photos are flowing out of the suitcase and flying away.
I didn’t know how to describe what I wanted my ribbons to look like in the air until I came across Aerial silk performance. I love how the ribbons move in the air, twirling and floating. I want my ribbon that holds my photographs to move in the air when people walk past bringing the audience into the piece and making it almost a performance piece. I chose to use light ribbon so that even with the photographs on it, it would twirl in the air and move, this will make the piece dynamic and different to the static photographs on the walls around my piece in the gallery.
Aerial silk (also known as aerial contortion, aerial ribbons, aerial silks, aerial tissues, fabric, ribbon, or tissu, depending on regional preference is a type of performance in which one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a special fabric. Performers climb the suspended fabric without the use of safety lines, and rely only on their training and skill to ensure safety. They use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions. Aerial silks may be used to fly through the air, striking poses and figures while flying. Some performers use dried or spray rosin on their hands and feet to increase the friction and grip on the fabric.
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I recently bought some ribbon that will be connecting my entire installation together, I bought three different designs each had a childhood vintage feel that I liked. My mum also gave me a few bits of ribbon that will come in handy. I also bought some lovely paper flowers, they are a vintage blue colour, I’m thinking these will work to tie the entire piece together threaded through the ribbon and photographs.
The 3 spools of ribbon were from The Range, they were only 99p each, so I couldn’t resist getting three. I will certainly be using the polka dot ribbon, I may use the gold one to connect everything together, because it is slightly see-thru and may give a good effect.
The box of paper flowers was also from The Range, it was 99p another bargain. I’m looking forward to sewing these onto my photographs to give the entire piece an art feel.