Sequins - white (HC1085)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Sequins - white

Made in

London

Date

2012

Description

The work was commissioned by the Crafts Council in 2012 for the touring exhibition Added Value. Clear iridescent or iridescent white sequins of sizes of either 4cm or 6cm, were attached by hand to wallpaper with a hand screen printed background of a random sequin design which constituted a coverage of approximately 800 to 900 sequins per square metre.

Materials and techniques

Sequins attached by hand using a garment labelling gun to wallpaper with a hand screen printed background.

Dimensions

length:  90.4cm
width:  45cm
height:  1.3cm

Object number

HC1085

Category

  • White Sequins Wall Coverings, Tracy Kendall, 2012, Crafts Council Collection: HC1085. Photo: Nick Moss.

Maker's statement

The design was the starting point in my development of a range of 3-dimensional wallpapers. It has led to many other designs using similar techniques for applying objects to wallpaper.

This design was inspired by an image of fashion designer Betsy Johnson's New York bedroom, featured in a late 1990s UK Elle Decoration magazine. The room had a lot of 1920s sequinned flapper dresses hanging on the walls. I wanted to recreate the glamour of the image but in wallpaper format.

I enjoy how I can control the design now -- I can pattern with it and use the light reflections from the sequins to affect nearby surfaces, carrying the design beyond its borders.

Tracy Kendall, 23 January 2018