Brazilian Waxing, I-Phones and Jeff Koonswinter 2014 — fifth semesterMonitored by fear and isolation humans in today’s society wrap themselves in pleasing and perfected covers. They are domesticated (or domesticate themselves?) and spare their own complexity – vulnerable, violating, animal, tender, hard, edgy, soft. Artificiality and sleekness conceal every scar, rim, unevenness, disunity and asymmetry. A protective cocoon, a repulsing mask and an illusionary picture at once.
The hand-sketched textile pattern is inspired by marble, which inheres two contrary qualities: On the one hand it is incredible smooth and luxurious, on the other hand it is rough and uneven in it‘s natural form. Inter-veined it is reminiscent of organic shapes and human capillaries.
Materials: PVC, fake fur, silk, cotton satin, cotton, polyester, devoréTechniques: silk-screen printingDesign, pattern development, printing: Nari HaasePhotography: Alexander Dalbert