Ellen Hosking

RMIT Bachelor of Textiles (Design)

Biosaturate is a collection of textile artefacts designed to evoke curiosity and a sense of exploration. Inspired by the way water interacts with the natural world, the artefacts lure viewers to experience their glass-like reflection, movement, and organic detail. The artefacts are a product of my year-long interest in biomaterial innovation and combine handmade agar bioplastic and natural textiles into interactive pieces that preserve the textile qualities of drape, flexibility, and softness. They also demonstrate the incredible saturation of natural dyestuff with the end-of-life intention of composability, striving to spark conversation about innovative biomaterials as we strive towards a post-petrochemical world.

RMIT Bachelor of Textiles (Design)

Biosaturate is a collection of textile artefacts designed to evoke curiosity and a sense of exploration. Inspired by the way water interacts with the natural world, the artefacts lure viewers to experience their glass-like reflection, movement, and organic detail. The artefacts are a product of my year-long interest in biomaterial innovation and combine handmade agar bioplastic and natural textiles into interactive pieces that preserve the textile qualities of drape, flexibility, and softness. They also demonstrate the incredible saturation of natural dyestuff with the end-of-life intention of composability, striving to spark conversation about innovative biomaterials as we strive towards a post-petrochemical world.

COLLECTION TITLE: BIOSATURATE
PHOTOGRAPHY & POSTPRODUCTION: ELLEN HOSKING
IMAGE: ‘DEEP RIPPLE’, 14CM X 18CM X 2CM, COTTON, AGAR BIOPLASTIC, ARTIST’S INK (BLUE AND BLACK), BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWER.
FILM:  BIOSATURATE ARTEFACT COLLECTION, AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE. MODEL – ROSE FORREST. MUSIC – SOMETHING MAGICAL, CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN.

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