Brydie Rowan, a former member of the Terra Plana team in Brighton, recently put her skills and artistic prowess to some Terra Plana shoeboxes.
“I love pattern, textile, sculpture and repurposed art…so when I saw the Terra Plana boxes I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. I haven’t worked with cardboard before and I was really interested to see what movement and texture I could create with quite a static material.
I wanted to make something wearable and biodegradable, so instead of using any glues etc (which would have been a lot quicker!) I made the dress piece by piece using a single hole punch and natural string, scoring, cutting and fixing to create smooth curved forms on the body and a free flowing skirt with movement.
I wanted to represent the feel of Terra Plana shoes, so I tried to keep the lines quite clean and simple but stylish.
It took me fifteen hours to make, and I am half way through the next piece, which is more geometric and angular and made with united nude boxes.
I’ve only just started but I have some really extravagant ideas to develop now I’m getting the hang of the medium.” – Brydie Rowan, 2010