Saturday, 31 May 2014

Screen Printing

-found this diagram to remind myself of the process-

I changed my collections from dreamcatchers to shoes for the second part of the project as I felt that I could do more with the idea of character in shoes.
I came up with a few different ideas that I wanted to do in my journal. Here I was looking to show emotions through the placement of shoes using my worn converse as they had the most interesting look to them.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Dream Catchers

Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them. 
The dream catcher has been a part of Native American culture for generations. One element of Native American dream catcher relates to the tradition of the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolized strength and unity. Many symbols started around the hoop, and one of these symbols is the dream catcher. -