"Re-worked will highlight the notion of preciousness in modern materials by examining the process of re-adapting vintage materials in making marks (permanent and impermanent) with precious and non-precious metals and destructive processes."
A collaboration between Sara Nevay & Nicola Reed, "Re-worked" will examine the process of reworked and reused vintage materials and how destructive processes can be used as organic "prints" can be used to highlight the idea of preciousness in modern materials. We aim to combine disciplines which will, as we adapt to working independently of University, arm us with further knowledge and skills as each of us plan to enlist techniques and materials traditionally associated with each other's specialism; we each touched upon this in our final year projects shown at the Duncan of Jordanstone Degree Show 2010. We plan, too, to explore the process of working between two cities, Sara based in Dundee and Nicola, Inverness, strengthening the craft links Dundee has with its graduates.
Our project aims to work constructively with the nature of our chosen materials and processes, allowing us to explore in depth the growth of our collaboration and chart our personal progress as new designers chronologically.
The project will take place by posting designs, as well as swapping reworked materials at different stages to see how they can be incorporated effectively into designs and can be used for their mark-making potential. Posting will act as markers in time of the deconstructive process, allow for regular revision of our work and growth of our designs and ideas as they are realised, and test the strength of our reworked samples as they are exposed to our design processes.