Molly Fletcher Hebden

Extended Diploma in Art & Design - Year 1 - Canterbury

Theme

The inspiration for my Final Major Project was The Brothers Grimm stories, focusing on “Rumpelstiltskin” and “The Juniper Tree”. Looking into these two stories I also researched different artists such as, Tim Burton, Kiki Smith, Clive Barker and many other artists who used either similar themes as me or who used different media and techniques that I was interested in exploring. Throughout all of my research, I finally came to a final piece idea, which then became my final outcome.

My final piece is a book that can be folded out into a large tapestry-like fabric. Throughout the large piece of fabric, I image transferred hundreds of different images of trees that I took as part of my experimenting. Then on top of the transferred images, I sewed in different images inspired by the two stories, which consisted of, a spinning wheel (“Rumpelstiltskin”), a severed head (“The Juniper Tree”), two golden birds (“The Juniper Tree”) and a large red tree (“The Juniper Tree”) in the middle of the piece to link everything together. The two covers have a sewn title for each story and a print that I did in black, again inspired by each of the stories. The main colours are red to represent the blood from “The Juniper Tree” and gold to represent the gold that Rumpelstiltskin spun from the straw in “Rumpelstiltskin”.

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Molly Fletcher Hebden | Pre-degree & Foundation Studies
"The Juniper Tree" and "Rumpelstiltskin" front cover
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Front cover of book
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"The Juniper Tree" front cover
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"Rumpelstiltskin" front cover
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Folded out tapestry
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Close up of the tapestry and sewn images