Kinsale Community School, Co. Cork
Poverty is a huge theme in our world. The black and gold represent the two sides of rich and poor. Gold is associated with abundance and prosperity; it implies material wealth and extravagance. Black represents the hidden, the idea of not seeing, not believing, the poverty. The design conveys the message that even though we can’t see it in our everyday lives, it is still there. Simple materials are all that people in poverty have. The design proves how something so glamorous can be created from the simplest of materials such as a milk carton, and sometimes it’s not riches that make something beautiful.
Materials Used: The outfit is made entirely out of farm materials from my family farm. It ranges from milk cartons, blue rope, bale tape, wrap, fencing wire, tie wraps, ration boxes, farm plan DVDs, and old dockets. The outfit houses the colour theme of black and gold, with the help of spray paint and glitter. Glue also plays a massive part as it makes all the beads and jewelry in the outfit and sticks some pieces together with staples.