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Culminating: Artist Inspiration

An artist, or rather a clothing company, has inspired me during my culminating project. The company is called The Discriminant. It’s a trendy and affordable online store based in New York. They focus on quality of service and products rather than gender and gender norms. They provide a variety of items sold without label restrictions because they don’t believe in putting boundaries to self-expression.

The Discriminant has inspired my project by giving me outfit ideas for my three outfits (male, female, and androgynous) that I will be making. They also share the same point of view as me, as we see clothes without genders. Label followed by their stereotypes are restricting and by removing them, we can all be free to express ourselves in which ever way we want, and the way that makes us happy, instead of focusing on what others expect of us.

You can find there website here: https://www.thediscriminant.com/

Here are examples of some of their many clothing items available:

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THE AUREN

“Raise boys and girls the same way”

 

 

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THE BETTE

 

 

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THE CANNON

“Everything will be ok”

Christian Sampson: Inspiration

Christian Sampson is a photographer from Peru, India who started taking photos around the theme of mental illness in 2014. He got his friends to model for him and researched the most common mental disorders. He decided on 12 total topics: Panic, Tourette’s, OCD, Paranoia, Anxiety, Bipolar, Addiction, Depression, Schizophrenia, Anorexia, Autism, and Insomnia.

“Just because it can’t be seen, it doesn’t mean damage can’t be done. That’s why the series is so dark, because I want to make the point that people suffer from this” – Christian Sampson

This artist appeals to me because he wants to emphasize the suffering that comes along with mental illnesses and disorders, which is something people don’t usually talk about openly. His depictions are also accurate, which really gets a clear and right message forward. He really utilizes the quotation “A picture speaks a thousand words”

Aspects I’d like to incorporate in my own work is the hard truth of it all, the darker side, and the hard truth.