TAM 4480 CREATIVITY AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Instructor: Jean Parsons, PhD
Department of Textile and Apparel Management
College of Human Environmental Sciences
The F.A.M.E. design project in TAM 4480 Creativity and Problem Solving was to integrate surface design into a three-dimensional garment form, both of which were inspired by artworks in the Museum of Art and Archaeology.
STUDENT DESIGNS: Adriana Martin and Chance Zacheis; Amanda Lee and Molly Wainscott; Allie Rhodes and Jenny Wu; Maddie Sinn and Tingting Zhu; Meghan Alexander and Stephanie Graviett; Hope Beykirch and Mary Hershberger
by Adriana Martin and Chance Zacheis
This dress was inspired by the "Persians" glass collection by the renowned artist Dale Chihuly. We were inspired by the movement of color in the glass, and how the structure intertwines and folds onto itself. We wanted to echo that sense of movement by creating curving lines in the structure of the pattern pieces and a digital print that represented the Chihuly glass details. Modeled by Emily Scott.
by Amanda Lee and Molly Wainscott
Fugue was inspired by "Concerto Grosso Fugue by Bloch-Interpretation" by Frederic Karoly. Karolyused "stain painting," a process of pouring paints and letting paint and canvas create the artwork. His inspiration came from colors he visualized while listening to an Ernest Bloch musical composition. The 2D aspect of Fuguewas inspired by the colors in the painting. 3D aspects were inspired by the idea of stain painting, letting the hand dyed mesh drape to create our design. Modeled by Amanda Pavetto.
PERSPECTIVE OF BLUE
by Allie Rhodes and Jenny Wu
Each detail of Edward Henry Potthast’spainting "The Alps" was brought to life in our garment design. The painting’s smooth blue tones and colors inspired our own color choices. The crisp shapes of the mountains are reflected in the geometric design of the bodice front. The small flowing stream led us to recreate a river-like accent flowing through the dress. Finally, we incorporated painting and embroidery to bring elements of the design and painting together.
by Maddie Sinn and Tingting Zhu
This design was inspired by the entangled branches and neutral tones of the oil painting "Mink Trapper on Finley Creek" by Georges Schreiber. The painting elicits a looming feeling we recreated with folds and tucks. The head-to-toe drape of the dress generated the same daunting movement portrayed by the trees in the original painting. Multi-colored fabrics accent the back of the garment as a way to incorporate the painting’s brighter colors scattered around the knot of branches.
by Meghan Alexander and Stephanie Graviett
Our design was inspired by "Headcrestin the Form of an Antelope" from Mali. Drawn to the crest’s geometric patterns and the exoskeleton feeling they created, we used spiral boning on the bodice to form geometric shapes. Movement within the crest was replicated through stacked draping on the skirt.
THE ARCHER’S RING
by Hope Beykirch and Mary Hershberger
We drew inspiration from marbled thumb rings used in archery for the last 2,000 years on display in the Museum of Anthropology. We marbled a lightweight cotton fabric by hand-dyeing it with acrylic paint and marbling medium. We then used the stiffened fabric pieces to replicate armor. The garment’s color inspiration created a sense of movement throughout the design.