Cheryl Higgins
textiles

Festival: 2015

During a research trip to Brazil in 2014, I saw the diversity in the lives of Brazilian people from the luxury enjoyed by the wealthy to the poverty of those in favelas. My design concept intends to highlight the disparity using different surfaces and materials to reflect contrasts with the rich and poor and show a transition between the two.

Everyday materials such as found corrugated cardboard are used to highlight how materials can have a second life. I have combined simple materials and colours with reflective, shiny, surfaces to represent superfluous wealth.

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