Imaginary Mom

ImaginaryMom

Who was my mother?Who could she be?What did she look like?Did she look like me? What did I inherit?Her eyes?Her mouth?Her face? It’s a mystery that I carryIt’s a mystery that followsUsing my imaginationMy imagination that draws the body of my mother Who was my mother?Who could she be?What did she look like?Did she look like me?

Design Academy Eindhoven
Graduation 2021

Print Peter van Ede/World Peace Advertisement
Photography Eliott Tsaramaro
Assistent stylist Elisa Petit

With this project, I touched upon the subject of adoption. Adoption itself can be a complex and sensitive subject because it has many intricacies that come with it.  When I was growing up, many questions were raised: ‘Where do I come from? Who were my parents, and who do I look like?'Since I am an adopted child, I used my imagination and inner child to draw and wonder what my biological mother could look like based on imaginative characteristics. I answered this question by creating multiple playful characters and captured this in a series of colorful portraits.

Serious
Mom

In my imaginationShe is too seriousPeople might perceive her as coldAn old soulA block of ice that hasn’t meltWith that serious face she puts onIn that mindIs there something going on?

Dance
Mom

In my imaginationShe is an energetic dancerHer glittery make upHer sparkly fringy dressShaking from sideThe women that’s ‘stayin’ a live’Not even embarrassed by her wild movesEveryone wants to be part of her groove

Nigerian Mom

In my imaginationShe is a Nigerian QueenWho is the greatestThe mightiest of them allA heart of gold, confidence from head to toeShe obviously knows how to pull off a showWith her glowing brown skinHer beautiful eyeHer plump lipsA dazzling blue dressShe parades the world like a goddess

Fairy
Mom

In my imaginationShe is a lively fairyFlying around with her lovely wingsHigh so high in the sky.She is is living her dream Thats why. Eyes that bigAnd her lips that makes you wanting to be kissedWith a dress that makes her like a flowerA beautiful flower That is could never be missed.

Witty
Mom

In my imagination She is witty Before you know itShe already had her go With her brainy jokery Jumping along with her funny face  And colourful dress With her two little dinosaur friendsOn her side.

Chaotic
Mom

In my imaginationShe can be chaoticForgetful at timesWith the expression“I don’t know where to find it, I don’t know what to do”Messy hairLike it hasn’t been combed for agesShe might come off a bit strange.Half dressed up Half in pyjamasWith her untied shoes on How is she able to manage herself like this all day long?

Life size mothers! (Coming soon!!)

Prints - Peter van Ede / World Peace Advertisement
Photographer - Elisa Petit
Styling assistant - Eliott Tsaramaro


Projects


THE PSYCHEDELIC DREAM
OF THE ANCIENT MOSQUE

PRODUCT DESIGN

A collection of concept shoes inspired by a psychedelic dream.

INNER
GODS

FORECAST DESIGN

This forcast is a reaction and example of how one could express their convictions and blieves. By creating new characters and give them a new meaning of symbolism expressed in an audio visual.

BODY/SHAPE RESEARCH/TEXTILE
DESIGN

A collection of concept shoes inspired by a psychedelic dream.

PRODUCT DESIGN

VENDOR focuses on the street vendors of Lagos. Often they walk along the road or even through busy traffic, carrying a lot of goods for sale on their heads, hands, arms or shoulders.

 


ALTERATION AND
DECONSTRUCTION

TEXTILE DESIGN / TEXTILE RESEARCH

Alteration Deconstruction is focussing on the process of the build up of human  the skin.


SHOES FOR
ALLIGATORS

PRODUCT DESIGN

Shoes For Alligators is a project that aims for a statement about the use of animal skin for leather goods. It acts as a respond on how young alligators are being treated in alligator farms.


MAN-MADE
VOLUME

FORECAST DESIGN

Men-made Volume is a project where the image of men’s outer wear is being questioned. By researching the possibilities, on how one could customise or make the men’s outerwear more playful.


BECOMING
NOMADIC

FORECAST DESIGN

With the starting point of protection, Becoming Nomadic is a project where I created three pieces of experimental drapes out of unusual materials to see in which ways I could protect the body in an experimental way.


THE PSYCHEDELIC DREAM
OF THE ANCIENT MOSQUE

PRODUCT DESIGN


INNER
GODS

FORECAST DESIGN
BODY/SHAPE RESEARCH/TEXTILE
DESIGN
PRODUCT DESIGN


ALTERATION AND
DECONSTRUCTION

TEXTILE DESIGN


SHOES FOR
ALLIGATORS

PRODUCT DESIGN


MAN-MADE
VOLUME

FORECAST DESIGN


BECOMING
NOMADIC

FORECAST DESIGN