Digital Print: "Category is: Keith Haring"
This print was used in my senior collection. Each figure was rendered in Adobe Illustrator, then composed into a pattern in Adobe Photoshop, and then printed through Contrado on cotton satin. The figures are voguers Willi Ninja and Leoimy Maldonaldo, traced in the style of artist Keith Haring, with fans as filler.
Digital Print:Leigh Bowery Collage
During my time at Rebirth Garments, I digitally rendered my boss’s sketches of Leigh Bowery into a print that was later fabricated.
Digital Print: Trans Icons Collage
During my time at Rebirth Garments, I also digitally rendered my boss’s sketches of several trans and gender-nonconforming icons into a print to be fabricated.
A technique that features heavily in my work where fabric is covered with a layer of ice. Powdered dye (in this example, black) is then sprinkled on top of the ice, which causes the dye to slowly seep into the fabric over a 24-hour period. The fabric was pre-treated with soda ash for vibrancy and permanency.
As part of my senior collection, I hand-painted gold and pink triangles onto black vinyl to be used as sleeves for a coat.
This dyeing technique involves dripping paint onto a surface made from carageenan powder and water, and then using toothpicks to mix the circles of paint around to create a marbled effect. This effect can be seen in my student lookbook as well as the marbled jumpsuit in the DIMES Melanin Show.
Marble Dyeing Process
Another example of the marbling technique, where I dyed the pieces of my senior collection bodysuit. I modified the technique by dripping paint in a concentric circle pattern (using black, pink, orange, green, and blue pigments) without disrupting the surface.