L6 Practice Unit: Alexander Mcqueen - Direction

Whilst in London over summer I attended the Alexander McQueen exhibition. The space was set up as though you were walking through a slightly creepy, stately home. Through each room there was a different collection displayed, I was astonished by the beautiful concepts and size of the structures in the exhibition.

One room had skulls and bones adorning the walls. There was a large glass tank in the ceiling that looked to have a woman wrapped in cloth underwater encased within, it seemed to me symbolic of a foetus. In each alcove was a figure wearing a McQueen design.

Considering my drawings and imagery that I have collected over summer, rocks, bones and minerals, this piece gave me the idea to perhaps create some samples that are heavily beaded, to express the textures within some of the rocks and minerals.

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