Sinful and innocent woman Laura.
Good as gold print tests.
It’s the same idea again: everything is not what it seems. Wood is as good as gold at ZDDZ.
We made this shield to go across the garments and put the ‘Thy kingdom comes through the Devil’s Gateway’ on it.
‘Devil’s Gateway’ was a perturbing term and description of women, used by prolific Christian Author Tertullian: “You are the Devil’s gateway; you are the first foresaker of the divine law; you are the one who persuaded him whom the Devil was not brave enough to approach…”
We took heraldry as a good representation of what’s considered to be ‘upper’ class, intelligent and tasteful.
The distorted stripes (chevron) print represents the idea of changing your body shape when you try hard to make it what it is not. I mean, taking steroids, doping and overworking at the gym, all these things distort the healthy perception of the body, beauty and health itself. I wanted to use the distortion of a straight line as a visual metaphor.
‘Take daily’ print came across from reading the prescriptions for steroids.