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.
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.