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DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND DESIGN SCIENCES // APPAREL

Virginia Rolling

GRADUATE STUDENT, APPAREL DESIGN

Rolling is a fine artist as well as textile, jewelry, and fashion designer. She holds an MFA Fibers degree from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and has received the Artistic Honors Fellowship Award from SCAD from 2005 to 2008. Her current work progressively builds upon her thesis exhibit, Spooloops, featured at the 180 Building Gallery in Savannah, GA, 2008. The Loop, Link, and Tangle Show at the Dimensions Gallery in Savannah, GA, featured her fine art installation of deconstructed knitting in 2007. Also in 2007, a variety of her works were internationally exhibited in the Vernissage Exhibit in Lacoste, France. In addition, she created a tapestry for a collaborative exhibition with Rex Hausmann entitled the D’Antoni Project featured in Georgia and Texas during 2006.

This dress incorporates unconventional plastic that is laser cut layered over a digitally printed fabric of photographed images of thread spools. The photographed spools are oriented in the zero and one pattern of binary code by standing upright or laying on their side. The pattern the spools create spells out Spooloops using binary code. Spooloops is the name of a punch card data song. Therefore, the dress is full of musical binary encoded meaning.

Spooloops IV, laser cut plastic and digitally printed cotton fabric, size 6, 2016

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