My first encounter with Moomin began in 2006, during my first trip to London Tate Museum. Only later that I've learned that Tove Jansson, who is the mastermind behind the Moomin series, was the woman who transformed her vulnerability into beautiful stories that will bring light into children's world.
Who will comfort Toffle? is from one of the Moomin series of stories.
It is a story about a lonely little boy who is easily afraid of many things. One day, he decided to venture out of his comfort zone to search for new friends.
Along his journey, he toured the darkness and colourful sides of his life and discovered someone just as lonely as he was - Miffle. From then on, he knew he was not alone.
I wish to capture the essence of this story and to merge it seamlessly into this dress. Both faces of the dress can be worn both front and back, which reminds the wearer of the contrast of the dark and bright sides of Toffle's adventure, represented by both sides of the dress.
The canvas for my 2nd exhibition artwork is named the Little Boy Blue (named after a shade of blue in the Pantone colour chart) dress, which originated from a second-hand store.
被改造前的衣服颜色是Little boy blue，来自二手店铺。也因为衣服上没有任何的图案，把Toffle的故事加在里面会很有趣。
Began the project with a draft to simplify the illustration
Using scrap papers to fine-tune the composition
The inevitable minor accident during the mending process - why not turn this into a "sweet spot"?
The dark side of Toffle's adventure is almost complete, time to add some detailing.
Can I secretly hide this little shy boy, Toffle, under a leaf?
In Toffle's world, it takes a lot of courage to just say "Hi!"
And now starts Toffle's colourful side of the world
2nd exhibition item
Inspired by: Who will comfort Toffle?
Material: Used clothing, scrap fabric, DMC thread (given by Irene)
Measurement: Shoulder 51cm, Bust 88cm, Waist 100cm, Lenght 88cm
Fabric: 100% Linen
Total labour time: 60 hours of daylight
ps: That wonderful side of you is hiding deep within you, so always courageously seek for it, cos you deserve it.
灵感来源: Who will comfort Toffle?
原料: 二手衣， 碎布， DMC线(Irene给的）
尺寸：肩51cm, 胸88cm, 腰100cm, 身长88cm