Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Denbigh Mental...Fairy.

It was suggested to me, that I explore my relation to the costumes I created for my latest textiles breif visualy, as there was an obvious deep connection to my fascination with innocence, fairytales and childsplay etc, visable in the work I was producing.. The costumes/garments I made where very personal, and reflected my interests strongly. So I asked my dad to take me to Denbigh Mental Asylum, to take photos of me in the Button Fairy storybook dress and wings I made, with some of my favourite objects. I decided on Denbigh Mental as a location as it is the perfect location to show the contrasting aspects of my personality... the "Twinkle" & the "Gloom". I have a fascination with the building, and think I would probably have been sent there id I was a Victorian lady.

My dad was kind enough to take the photographs for me, I explained what I wanted from them, and made drawings of my ideas, and he was talanted enough to help bring those to life with the camera.
The photoshoot was eventful, we got a few odd looks and the groundskeeper was deeply suspicious of us, despite not stepping a foot on the property and staying outside the gate!

Here are a couple of the shots: