Posts tagged as 'Derick Melander'

Mon 1.2.

Garment installations by Derick Melander (US)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 01.02.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

'The Ocean is the Underlying Basis for Every Wave' by Derick Melander, 2008

'The Ocean is the Underlying Basis for Every Wave' by Derick Melander, 2008

The New York based artist Derick Melander is a jack-of-all-trades: trained as music programmer and filmmaker and beeing a passionate musician he taught nursery school before he moved into his atelier and concentrated on his visual art.

Melander’s works are architectural installations and sculptures, composed of carfully stacked and folded second-hand clothing.

'The Ocean is the Underlying Basis for Every Wave' by Derick Melander, 2008

'The Ocean is the Underlying Basis for Every Wave' by Derick Melander, 2008

“As clothing wears, fades, stains and stretches it becomes an intimate record of our physical presence. It traces the edge of the body, defining the boundary between the individual and the outside world.”

'Filter' by Derick Melander, 2009

'Filter' by Derick Melander, 2009

“The clothing used for these works is folded to exact dimensions and attention is paid to the ordering of the garments. For example, the sequence can relate to the way we layer the clothing we wear or the clothing can be sorted by color, gender or by the order that it was received. Individual components are often connected together with shirt sleeves, pant legs and belts forming bridge-like appendages”, Derick Melander explains.

'Flesh of My Flesh' by Derick Melander, 2008

'Flesh of My Flesh' by Derick Melander, 2008

to the Derick Melander website

The Independent Source for
Products, Materials and Concepts Architonic | architecture and design
Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries. Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries.
Fascinating World of Design for
Modern Kids Kidsmodern - Fascinating World of Design for Modern Kids
Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide
International Architecture News International Architecture News
Online Design Magazine Online Design Magazine