fashion artefact as contemporary reflective of material culture

fashion artefact as contemporary reflective of material culture

Reflecting on the fading heritage of bamboo craftsmanship in China, that has been over-run by the current industrial nature of manufacture, Keping aims to create a balance of both indigenous and industrial materials in her collection of contemporary accessories. She fabricates her work with a sound understanding of the material qualities in both bamboo and thermo shrinking plastic to create swirling abstract wearable artefacts. Visually they are suggestive of the hectic and haphazard industrial rhythm of life in China.