Posted on: May 10, 2017
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This collection is a journey through self discovery, facing fears, and overcoming the challenges of anxiety. I utilize colors, and shapes inspired by nature, to inform my design. These garments are replicating sensations and emotions I experience when faced with fear, such as butterflies in my stomach, constriction of my chest and the feeling of weight on my shoulders. Iâ??ve developed unbalanced, asymmetrical garments to evoke this sense of unpredictability. I utilize exposure as vulnerability. I want to rouse emotion within my audience to connect with and unknowing of my life, experience what it is like to be me through textiles.

Photography is by Amie E.

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Nicole Waller

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BFA Student

Major: Textile & Fashion Design

Graduation Year: 2017

Artist Statement:

Nature holds a rich vocabulary of colors and shapes that enrich my textile and fashion design. I am interested in how nature ornaments itself; raindrops on a fall leaf, or the radiolarian; the intricate mineral skeleton of shells. The complex structures and vast array of colors inspire me. I’m drawn to overly decorative or beautiful cluttered pieces that hold simple lines, break from predictability, and elegantly enhance the silhouette not specific to gender stereotypes.
I seek wonder and question in my work; to engage the viewer and confront subjects like Anxiety. I rouse emotion that I want the viewer to connect with; take them with me on a journey through shape, texture, and sound. Within a piece I develop characters, ushering both the fantastical and ethereal into reality while dreaming a world in which these garments could exist as every day ware.