Saturday, January 29, 2011

Furoshiki Security Check Series

Banned from Travel

I am exploring creating furoshiki that reflects on modern airplane travel. Furoshiki are eco-friendly traditional Japanese cloth wraps from an era when traveling was simpler. I painted the objects with gauche and then scanned them. I wanted a hand drawn feel to the textiles patterns.
Click on above image to see it as a Spoonflower fabric.

The design features banned items such as scissors, needles, nail clippers, cigarette lighters, and oddly, snow globes.Below: the fabric wrapping a package as a furoshiki.

Below: A design showing bins at security check with shoes and other items in them on the way to the scanner. Click on image below to see it as a spoonflower fabric.

Airport Screening

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