Design Competition

Ode to Joy

Authors
  • Diane Sparks (Colorado State University)
  • Kai-Ho Mah (Colorado State University)
  • Stuart Sargent (Colorado State University)

Abstract

The design challenge was to create an artwear coat as a gift for a significant friend/muse that was imbued with meaning without appearing like a folkwear costume. The intent was to create a subtle image of the Chinese character for "Joy" that would appear or disappear depending on the visual field of the viewer. The silk-rayon velvet in the coat was hand-dyed. The Chinese character was painted by Kai-Ho Mah and embossed onto the coat back using freezer paper.

How to Cite:

Sparks, D., Mah, K. & Sargent, S., (1998) “Ode to Joy”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 1999(2).

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Published on
01 Jan 1999
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