Through exploration into the Burlap material, I have understood that in its effect of the body, its fibrous irritation, and the heat that accompanies it are its most fruitful factors to indulge in. I have chosen to couple this with a wire mesh material, as they have a visually similar cross-hatched structure. In terms of the sensory however both materials
are quite opposite. The mesh is cold to the touch, and emotionally devoid, with more architectural connotation then the Burlap's long history involved with the cilice, slavery, and the more personalised element of craft as the media is itself a textile.
I very quickly and mindlessly wrapped the wire mesh around my hand and lower arm. It didn't necessarily restrict movement, but the slightest of actions were met with an oppositional force. With the mesh against the skin, it transforms into a spectral second skin. From different angles the mesh completely blends into the skin of the arm, and comes and goes as you look around the combined material. In areas, it flakes, and diffuses the form around the fingers, and is still capable of becoming animated, and changing form as I move.