I am so inspired by the work of Elizabeth Delfs.
She was born in Perth, Australia and holds a degree in Fashion and Textile Design from Curtin University of Technology. Her work crossing the boundaries between fashion, theatre, design and visual arts.
She states “I am in interdisciplinary artist and my practice explores the nature of constructed space and how perceptions of our environment are built through utilizing architecture and garment construction to investigate their shared theoretical and production strategies. Work explores the rendering of space through objects that vacillate between habitations and figurative sculpture articulated by the exchange of qualities from the body (organic) and the built environment (inorganic). Outcomes are often sculptural and may resonate with or confront the ergonomics of the human body which is usually present by inference. Materials used evoke movement and changing mass in the structural support and shifting surface. Luminous prismatic shapes tend to hover in space, on the floor or attached to walls. Non-orientable surfaces orchestrate interplay of reconfigurable architectonic forms which imply continuous expansion and protracted stillness with a delicate sense of equipoise. Applied to the body, the objects envelope and distort the silhouette, and when installed create an unfamiliar sensuality by erupting from surfaces recalling corporeal and architectonic topographies. Outcomes often blur the line between interior/exterior, object/surface, permanent/ephemeral, gender/genderless, nature/culture. “
My personal favorites are these pieces made out of netting that look amazing hung in a gallery show but really come to life when they are worn on the body.
You can see more of her work here and watch a video of behind the scenes of this photo shoot which was a collaboration with Nick Fitzpatrick for Colosoul Magazine, 2011.