– composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color.
– A work, such as a literary piece, composed of both borrowed and original material.
– The art of creating such compositions.
– An assemblage of diverse elements: a collage of conflicting memories.
“My first source of inspiration was Allen Jones (born 1 September 1937). Pop-artist. Best known for his paintings, sculptures, and lithography. He was awarded the Prix des Jeunes Artistes at the 1963 Paris Biennale. He is a Senior Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts. My feeling, looking at his art, it is all about the OBJECT. Object of desire. There are cultural and psychological dimensions to it. Feminists will argue. Critics say his art is an icy joke about the power of desire: An ironic view of human culture as a masturbatory machine. I however, am not here to make a judgement. I am here to explore. I feel, today, sexuality, femininity, gender roles, are all shifting.
Do we own our body with our own mind? Is there anything such as having our own mind? Who owns our body and what is the ideal beauty? How far can we go to change ourselves in order to achieve this ideal beauty?
The style I edited the project was surrealistic. I started to investigate collage and surrealism and couldn’t get away from the personal notion there was a common thread with Allan Jones, Surrealism, collage and fetish. I also feel there is a strange connection between the Objectifying female bodies and shoe fetish of Allen Jones, with this surreal ‘Shoe Fetish” such as for example wearing your shoe as a hat – as been designed by Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1920’s.
This project, for me, was a great opportunity to create art in fashion and there are some great young new designers, creatives and art lovers in an era when art is so approachable, easy to relate to and take part in.” – Maya Amrami