MONALISA

ESCAPE

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Monalisa Escape is an installation made by a group of 6 for a design festival, DZMA, in Symbiosis Institute of Design, India in 2015. The theme for the festival was 'Around the world in 4 days'. The project was based on the famous painting 'Monalisa' by Leonardo da Vinci. A 3D structure of 10'x 6' depicting Monalisa coming out of her picture frame was constructed.

EXHIBITION DESIGN

Displayed at ZA PALOOZA, Pune, INDIA in 2015

 

STEP 1: CLAY SCULPTURE

A clay sculpture was created on a wooden frame supported by jute ropes.

 

STEP 2: POP MASK

POP, bamboo, and coir were used to make a reverse replica. 

 

STEP 3: METAL STRUCTURE

A wireframe, made of mild steel, was mounted on a metal frame.  

 

STEP 4: THREAD DYEING

Hot dye method was used to color the threads in the same shades as in the original painting. 

 

STEP 5: WEAVING

Straight and carpet weaves were used to cover the entire frame. 

 

FINAL INSTALLATION