Complex armor projects
The capstone project to this semester's graduate-level craft class, Masks & Armor, is the creation of a complex piece of armor. The students propose projects based upon various factors--what their concentration is in school, what media they might want to explore more fully, an area of historical or cultural interest, etc. Here are the results of this semester's final presentations:
Quilted body armor for a female fighter, by first year grad Cami Huebert
Couture-inspired banded leather piece by first year grad Jane Reichard
"Brass" breastplate (made of microcell foam) by second year grad Sam Reckford
Detail shot of tooled/dyed leather body armor by second year grad Danielle Soldat, after a Chinese artifact in the collection of the Met
Such a good semester, such excellent work!