Media – Karen Torrisi Beading Website

http://www.karentorrisibeading.com.au/portfolio/stephanie-caltibiano-uts-graduate-2011

Follow the link to see my work on Karen Torrisi’s Website

I was lucky to work with Karen, she is an amazing beading queen who made my crazy idea for a skeleton ribcage beaded top possible (shown below is a back view of the completed garment)

 

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one original print, highly resolved repeat stage :) :)

This print is an original, complete with my own sketches, painting and photography. This print will be a part of a series of textiles for my collection which will serve to represent different aspects of frida kahlo’s life. This print in particular represents her sexuality and the challenges she had embracing her self as a woman. Love was a tricky topic for her, she experienced so much pain in her life- physically, emotionally, etc. Here I explore the impact on this on her sexual life and the varied and intense interactions she experienced, perhaps due to the for-mentioned history she had.

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These are a couple of recent images taken for my portfolio. Thanks to Michael from http://www.iheartdesign.com.au for taking the shoot on at such late notice, its appreciated!!

Both pieces shown are from second year. the bodice is designed to exhibit the hand bead work on the neck, the shape was inspired by the Metropolis movie and past images of the imagined future.

The second piece is a dress that i designed for Mary Brown’s embroidery and beading subject. The applique piece was a painting that i did with watercolours directly to the backing fabric, and all the beading was hand done. It was selected for exhibition and was on display at the Embroiderers Guild.

I think the most interesting part of these images is that you can see the direct relationship to where i am today. These two pieces were strong examples of my development of my interests. I find myself now working towards embroidery, painting and imaginative shapes, my collection reflects the utilization of these skills.