LOOKING FOR FREEDOM

-SPRING 2019-

LÉA’S PROJECT ENTITLED ‘LOOKING FOR FREEDOM’ IS A MATERIAL-LED PROJECT IN WHICH SHE EXPLORED WHAT CAGES REPRESENT – A SEARCH FOR FREEDOM, THE FEELING OF BEING TRAPPED OR CONFINED. INITIALLY LÉA WANTED TO CREATE A PIECE THAT WAS A CAGE ITSELF, TO SAFE KEEP AN OBJECT OR FOR DECORATION, THOUGH THE FINAL RESULT WAS MORE SYMBOLIC. IN CREATING A PAIR OF MESH EARRINGS, LÉA REPRESENTED A CAGE THROUGH THE MATERIAL’S AESTHETIC THAT MIMICS THE SHAPE OF BARS, WHILE THE FEELING ONE GETS FROM BEING FREE COMES FORTH IN THE PIECE’S POSITION ON THE BODY. 

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