The museum, situated in the magnificent Lincoln's Inn Fields (going there is like stepping back in time - it's crazy!) is known for its Sarcophagus Parties. These extravagant annual candle-lit evenings of the unusual and unexpected take place within the museum itself: a house filled with Sir John Soane's collected curiosities. The house in absolutely unique in its decor: the hundreds of books, ancient sculptures and even a sarcophagus in the basement served as inspiration for a collaboration project between the museum and London College of Fashion performance design courses.
My concept is inspired by the Gothic architecture carving pieces on the walls of the museum, the hundreds of crumbling paper books in the front room and Soane's own obsession with mirrors, of all shapes and sizes! The skeletal and delicate translucent paper with a 'crumbling' foil texture are meant to convey a macabre atmosphere focusing on decay, aging and fragility.
Have a peek at the paper leaves in progress...next week I'll post photos of the complete pieces at the party itself! I can't wait to see them in situ!