the SEAandthe LAND

Costumes : Selena Kuzman
Headpieces: Caroline Bury

In celebration of nature and its textures, these costume designs were born,
inspired by the nature of the sea and the nature of the land. The materials come from various forms of waste – from plastic bottles to preloved textiles and jewellery pieces.

She

Her artistic garments are inspired by the organic shapes found in land by animating pre-loved and discarded textiles and transforming them from a two-dimensional flat surface into a three-dimensional object.

Various stages involved dyeing, needle felting, destruction and reconstruction of waste materials in order to construct a new kind of garment.

The cape collar is made from plastic bottles shaped as small circles, assembled together with seed beads.

The headpiece is made from reclaimed wool fibres, assembled together with needle felting to create a 3D sculptural concept piece combined with contorted hazel branches.

He

He wears a makeover tailcoat with patchworks of greens and blues with the material developed by the method of 3D shibori (steam heating with small items enclosed to develop 3D texture). and assembling pieces together with sashiko – a technique of little stitches.

The pattern on the trousers come from the cyanotype (sun print) process – making a photographic imprint with natural sunlight.

His cape collar is made from plastic bottles shaped as small circles assembled together with seed beads.

His headpiece is made from reclaimed wool fibres and textile scraps, assembled together with needle felting and wire and stitching, along with a recycled gas mask.

Project

These costumes were developed as part of the project Creative Opportunities from Waste, funded by Moray LEADER. They will be on display in the window of Moray Reach Out in Church Street, Buckie, until 2 March, and then at the end of March at Moray Art Centre at Findhorn.