《重修旧好》00006 - Tiger Go Picnic 小虎野餐记
This is the final exhibition art piece in this project. Patching 4 separate antique bibs to form a single picnic bag.
These rare finds (antique bibs) originated from my home town, Malacca. They were collected from a Peranakan family - who custom made the bibs with patchwork for their little ones. These gems were estimated to be around 50 years old.
With my first patchwork nicely completed, I have yet to solve its functionality aspect. Second Life Greater Life project had provided me with an opportunity to review what I've created and a platform to improve the usage practicality of my art piece.
Is there a possibility to create a multi-tasking function for this art piece? For example, can it be used both sides as a picnic bag to contain one's breakfast? Or maybe be used as a 2-sided table mat to enjoy a meal?
I began to re-construct each corner of the picnic bag, adding some leftover pom pom balls from my previous craft project.
When the art piece was almost complete, the shape of this picnic bag reminded me of the antique tiger hat from China. Thus, I took some leftover fabric from the Toffle project and decorated it as eyes with eyebrows.
Transformed into a table mat for a round table
When transformed into a picnic bag, the position of the pom pom balls became the "ears" of the tiger. Therefore the origin of its name - Tiger Go Picnic!
“Bring the new into the old, to sustain the old within the new.”― Mofoluke Ayoola
7th exhibition item
Inspired by: Antique tiger hat
Material: Antique bibs, leftover pom poms, vintage ribbon (given by Boon Jeun) and scrap fabric from the previous project
Total labour time: 28 hours of day-and-night
ps: old goods, new look