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Juxtapose II | Projects

  • I tend to take things for granted. I complain about being "starving " when I haven't eaten in three hours; and I complain about being tired when I haven't slept in to 11. I complain that my body hurts after being able to play for a full lacrosse game. Juxtapose studio has exposed me to people and issues that I simply could not relate with. I still don't have cerebral palsy, and I still don't have to endure the pain of people staring at me all the time, but this project gave me a window into what disabled people go through. I am grateful for this opportunity to help me continue to grow as a person as I am learning about the lifestyles of others, specifically different than my own.


    In the studio we made a chest piece wearable designed for Michelle. Cerebral palsy is a disorder that relates to movement, muscle tone, and posture. It affects the muscle coordination within a body.  Michele expressed that she never felt welcomed and that she didn't have a "seat at the table".  Additionally, Michelle expressed her love for sea life. We tried to relate these two ideas and came up with the idea of making a wearable representative of the coral reef. The coral reef representing  community as well as expressing beauty and uniqueness; there are no two pieces that are the same. In this way we tried to build a supportive community for Michelle through the wearable.

     

    The wearable is a felt chest pieces fitted with many wooden input slots which are compatible with the two types of appendages we created. The seaweed appendage laser cut felt with a wire sewn in through the middle so it can be easily warped around Michelle or her mobility devices to represent support and comfort. The other type of appendage, inspired by turtle shell, is a three dimensional, jointed, wood appendage. These appendages both project into the space around Michelle and hug her body illustrating the external relationships community can grant her, as well as the supportive and protective qualities of a open and accepting community.

  • Description: Jackson and I designed and created a wearable for Michelle. Michelle is an adult living with cerebral palsy. We made a wearable for her to dance/perform in at the On Display shows. 

     

     

    I tend to take things for granted. I complain about being "starving " when I haven't eaten in three hours; and I complain about being tired when I haven't slept and 11. I complain that my body hurts after being able to play for a full lacrosse game. Juxtapose studio has exposed me to people and issues that I simply could not relate with. I still don't have cerebral palsy, and I still don't have to endure the pain of people staring at me all the time, but this project give me a window into what disabled people go through. I am grateful for this opportunity to help me continue to grow as a person as I am learning The lifestyles of others, specifically different than my own.

     

    In the studio we made a chest piece wearable designed for Michelle. Cerebral palsy is a disorder that relates to movement, muscle tone, and posture. It affects the muscle coordination within a body.  Michele expressed her feelings I would never being welcome to the table. When she said this, the The saying struck home for us. Also expressed her love for see life, and relating this to we came up with the idea of making a wearable representative of the coral reef. The coral reef represent the community. We love the fact that the reef expresses beauty and uniqueness. There are no two rooms that are the same. Please to ideals went directly into Michelle's wearable.

     

    I wearable is the chest piece made out of felt with different screw in attachments there are two different types of appendages we made. There is the seaweed appendage which is felt that is laser cut, and have a wire sewn in through the middle so it can be easily warped around Michelle or her balancing tools. The other type of appendage representative of the turtle shell these are wood blocks, if you will attached by a joint that we made in the form web. Do you supposed to represent the turtle shell. Not only a part of sea life, I also have a hard exterior. We believe that Michelle has a hard exterior as she has in doored a lot in her life.