《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.
来到展品的最后一个作品, 这是我在好几年前用四个古董肚兜拼接的野餐袋。因为家乡在马六甲的原因,当时收集到了很罕见的肚兜。这是娘惹家族为他们家小孩用百家被拼布法结合的肚兜,布龄预计大约有50岁左右。
第一次的拼接,没有让布袋在使用的时候特别方便。隔了很久,因为办展的原因,让我可以重新思考要怎么把它变更实际。
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?
有没有可能, 可以让它增加好几个功能?比如说,它可以是两面使用的野餐包帮你装满你用心准备的爱心早餐,也能够全面打开,当成两面桌布?
I began to re-construct each corner of the picnic bag, adding some leftover pom pom balls from my previous craft project.
我开始重新组装野餐包的每个角落,另外加一些用剩的毛球
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.
做完的时候,感觉包包的形状和配色有点像我很喜欢的民间艺术-虎头帽,索性把剩下的布碎做了眉毛和眼睛。
Transformed into a table mat for a round table
把它变桌布的时候
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!
变身为野餐包的时候, 毛球掉落的地方,刚好成了老虎的耳朵
“Bring the new into the old, to sustain the old within the new.” 
 Mofoluke Ayoola
7th exhibition item
00006: Sustain
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
第七件展品
0006: 延续
灵感来源: 虎头帽
原料: 古董肚兜,用剩的毛球,旧米色彩带(文娟送的),棉线和碎布
劳动时间: 28个日夜的小时
ps: 旧东西,新生命

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