Material exploration and conceptual design, 2015

This is a project investigating the interconnected relationships between humans despite geographical boundaries. I studied the origins of henna and its associated patterns and found that they were in fact derived from Indian textiles.

Upon further research, I realised a distinct similarity between indian textile patterns and traditional Western lace. As such, I set out to portray the connectivity between humans despite georaphical boundaries. By mixing Henna and glue, I created a new lace-like material that still had the staining power of henna while being able to retain its shape.

Using this new material, I created an A1 sized tapestry-like image of the world.