The Refugee I
Weaved culptural body piece. The work reflects the body form of one being wrapped in a thick cloth.When worn, the face of the wearer would be seen from the narrow gap on the front.
The work was shown as part of Form + Motion, an exhibition presented by the British Council and the Crafts Council, at the UK Pavilion at the 10th Cheongju Craft Biennale in 2017.
Materials and techniques
Paper rush, patterned fabric and bamboo thread used.
Techniques of weaving and twining (2 active and 1 passive weaving elements) was applied in the making.
40 pieces of 300cm long paper rush and 100cm by 3cm patterned fabrics were cut by the maker. All strips were tided together into a big knot and the untided elements on the other end were weaved. A structure was formed when all sides joined up together. The top of the structure was curved. Extra paper rush were woven into the structure to fill the gaps left from the first stage of weaving. The end of the paper rush was knotted with bamboo threads.