Data visualization fascinates me, too. People hooked up to wearables sometimes use it as an interesting way to combine garments and illustrative parts or schematic elements used in visual representation of data. It’s an open and creative field for last few years, but basically very old visual technique. It’s almost old as the history of cartography…
Jonathan Wood’s wearable installation Suspension Dimension is an example how you can make an actual object that looks like 3D spacey data visualization… Suspension Dimension was awarded in 2008 at the awe-inspiring Montana World of WearableArt™ Awards Show in Wellington, New Zealand.
2008 Montana World of WearableArt™ Awards Show
‘Suspension Dimension’ by Jonathan Wood, United Kingdom
Winner of the Wellington International Award
(c) World of WearableArt™ Ltd
While I was diggin’ through the archives of the Montana Supreme World of Wearable Art Award, I’ve found really nice discovery… Second Skin (2009) by Hayley May and Fiona Christie from Wellington, New Zealand.
I’ve managed to find on the web only three pictures of this interesting wearable sculpture… and here is the whole story behind the project, covered by New Zealand’s fair&blog Craft 2.0.
Second Skin by Hayley May and Fiona Christie (2009)
Photo: WOW! (c)
Wearable sculpture Loops by Yogesh Chaudhary and Manas Barve just made my day! Talented designers from India are winners of the 2010 Montana Supreme World of WearableArt Award – WOW in Wellington, New Zealand.
Chaudhary and Barve have made Loops entirely of merino wool felt because they wanted to raise the importance of sustainability. They used only laser-cutting and seamless knitting while creating this innovative sculpture.
Loops by Yogesh Chaudhary and Manas Barve
Photo: NZPA & WOW! (c)
Marjorie Schick‘s jewerly and wearable sculptures have strong and appealing impact on the viewer because of the colours and material transformations she uses in her work.
Marjorie Schick, Wearable Pink Collar (c)