The title of my collection is ‘Bodification’ – a blend of the words ‘body’ and ‘modification’. My initial focus for this project was body modification including piercing, scarification and other manipulation of the body. Body modification is something I have had an interest in for many years and since the start of my degree course, … Continue reading Origins of the word ‘Bodification’ →
After my draping experiments and beginnings of exploration creating 3D squishy body shapes, I continued developing my techniques making abstract shapes to represent the manipulation and moulding of the body. As large amounts of stuffing was required, I did some research and found an ebay account linked to an upholsterers who sold the off cuts … Continue reading Birth of the Bodifiers →
Here I took inspiration from needle play, a form of temporary piercing where hypodermic or piercing needles are inserted into the skin to create designs (sometimes very intricate and decorative). It’s usually associated with S&M and can be performed as part of fetish shows. These needles were purchased from medfetuk.com – a medical fetish website … Continue reading Needle play/play piercing exploration →
Following on from the flesh hook inspired draping, I explored creating body part inspired pieces that could be modified and pierced. This stomach piece represents the start of what would become my ‘Bodifiers’.
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