Relationships Between Skin and Fabric, with attention to experimental materials recreating skin-like qualities

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy


There seems a natural connection between human bodies, animal bodies, and books, not least because they are all containers, vessels of knowledge and experience. So I explored this year many materials that have skin-like qualities. And I began to think about how fabrics are like a second skin, worn to cover the human skin underneath. And I investigated how these exploratory materials might become something like prosthetics, or barriers and protection from anything touching the actual skin. My research had both historical and practical elements. This has led me to explore many different types of making processes as well, and most recently, 3D-printing and laser-cutting materials which may become draped on a body.
Date of Award2021
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorMary Modeen (Supervisor)

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