Material Illusions

28th May 2014

Soon to be graduating from Materials Futures Ma at CSM (the newly re named Textiles Futures) Sophie Rowley has transformed the every day, overlooked and under appreciated materials into a new beautiful, thought provoking and truly relevant materials palette for the future.

Considering issues surrounding natural and man made, real and fake as well as continuing issues with depleting resources she has taken waste glass from a glazier, recycled paper, blue foam, cd's and leather and re worked them into entirely new aesthetic offerings.

The resulting materials question our sense of known materials - all man made from waste they all resemble aesthetics we know from nature.

These hyper common man made materials which represent our urban identity have all been re worked through manipulation and craft processes giving them a second life, but more importantly they serve as a preparation for our future times when we will not have the luxury of extracting virgin materials from nature.

Rowley's project allows us to glimpse a new materials future where we will embrace a newly defined man made nature.

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