There is a whole wall of these plaques in the African Galleries, I couldn't stop looking at them. When I returned home I played with the images and ideas in my sketchbook.
Here I am thinking about changing your head as you would change your clothes - according to you mood.
I then experiemented on the sewing machine and used a variety of fabrics and water soluable to try and create a raised effect like the plaques I has seen at the British Museum
The final images were embroidered on fabric and tissue paper and covered with acrylic wax. Then polished. I loved the effect. I did make one final piece of work and framed it. Having finished the piece at midnight on the Friday, it went in the exhibition on the Saturday morning, sold on the Saturday afternoon and I never saw it again! Still think the design work has a lot of mileage left in it. So this school trip may spark me off again. I really hope it sparks the students as well. We'll see at the end of the month. Meanwhile at the V & A I see they have a 60's exhibiton.......another trip maybe?