Old Man with a Beard, Edmund Lear (1920)
For the outcome of this two week project I have decided to develop my project from concept I created on the day we looked at limerick poems, mine being the story of an old man who had birds living in his beard, and he panics when he finds out that birds are eating in his beard! I wanted to interpret the limerick in such a way to create the idea that these birds and the old man have a shared meal every lunchtime, fulfilling Option 2: 'Design a wearable object and/or garment that celebrates the act of eating'.
On the day that we had to create our prototype pieces my idea and concepts grew exponentially, which I explored in my reflection.
Development 3 / Prototype
Quentin Blake, Illustrations from "The Twits", written by Roald Dahl (1980)
The idea of The Twits was triggered by Dahl's desire to "do something against beards", because he had an acute hatred of them. The first sentence of the story is, "What a lot of hairy-faced men there are around nowadays!"
Ann Maskrey, costume design for "Radagast the Brown", The Hobbit (2013)
Ann Maskrey, costume designer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, described the extremely organic look for Radagast the wizard as her favourite look from the films!
Ann Maskrey, concept art for "Radagast the Brown"
SHOWStudio x Lady Gaga, "Manifesto of Little Monsters" (2010)
This set of stills, taken from one of Lady Gaga and SHOWStudio's collaborations for her Monster Ball Tour, inspired me for the creation of my Hannibal Lecter-esque mouthpiece that would form the base of the beard and attach it to the face.