100 Socks - completed !

100 Socks - completed ! - student project

Socks came to my mind by this cold november days. I started a little mindmap, then a Pinterest Board to collect inspirational pictures.

Mindmap

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Pinterest Board

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I usually paint or do calligraphy, but at this stage I felt I should immediately explore  other techniques, so I started to carve gum.

Stamp and first sock

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Sock stamps and posca pattern/collage : I really didn't like this first sheet

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 Socks Stamps & feelings of the day

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Then came some collages, with papercut and calligraphy drafts which I found quite graphic and interesting

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Exploring the 3D, with what I had under my hands : eraser and Posca

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What is fun with socks, is that you can vary pattern, colors and textures to the infinite. So I started to explore patterns. This was quite relaxing and mindful

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Tie & dye with watercolor

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Well.... at this point I felt that I could keep on varying shapes, patterns and colors until the end of the 100. But I felt I didn't want to make an Xmas Collection or whatever... Something was missing...

On the train back home after my day at work, I realized that socks may have stories to tell (they actually do, believe me), and that this should be the guideline for the rest of the project.

First story : the four seasons' socks

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Expressive ruling pen socks : socks are drawn with ruling pen and ink. It's about gesture, and let go

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People socks

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Sumi socks

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hope you enjoyed it ;-)

Veronique Gaudiot

Lettres & Co. Blog