Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Welcome Mat - Studio

We were challenged to produce a "welcome mat" for a certain country without using any text. Spain was my assigned country. I began with simply doing research on the country and found that flamenco dancing was a really big part of their culture. I also loved the pictures of these women in elegant poses and flowing dresses. Music translate in any culture and is always welcoming, as is dancing.
I knew that i wanted to incorporate a flamenco dancer within my mat and i had also found that the guitar was actually invented in spain. So i decided to have horizontal slats in my mat to be representative of the guitar. I also made a flamenco dancer out of wire ribbon and starched it so it would hold and then accented the skirt with bright red and green ribbon.