Reflective 3 Installation, Medici Palazzo Florence June 2015.
Palazzo Medici Florence 2015. Pitti company in Florence every year invite a designer to produce a work for the 4 day event. I wanted to work within a historic courtyard and present a series of coloured glass sculptures which represented the spring / summer season - fashion seasons are a key way in which the fashion design world operates. The green glass represented the first spring shoots and vegetation growth , pink was the setting sun skies in Florence, the sky blue for the brilliant Florentine sky, and the pink glass represented the skies in Florence as the sound sets after the day. Making the installation transparent did not interfere with viewing the sculptures that already existed in the palazzo. Michaealangelo's David statue once stood in this precise place, and I felt it was important that this symbol of a man tied into this idea of menswear... The coloured glass all sat on bronzed mirrored plinths, again the bronze an acknowledgment to most of the statues that have been made in Florence for centuries...
The colours of the glass represented the natural spring summer seasons in Florence.
Reflective 3 detail.
Image taken in the balcony above the Palazzo Medici courtyard.
Unstructured collection detail.
Unstructured collection details.
Original render for the Reflective 3 project.
Reflective 1, glass, 2013 . Dimensions 8m x 4m x 3m.
Refelective 1 set up image.
Reflective 1, dry ice contained test shot.
Detail with model.
Rainbow light effect created by the projector refracting the light naturally into colour. Outage image.
Detail in fluorescent light.
Reflective 3 2015. Black, grey, silver sculptural boxes. The idea was to separate the reflection of the man, by isolating the shoulder you could reference the importance of the ‘shoulder line’ in tailoring.