Many major space agencies are predicting a manned mission to Mars by 2030. My collection takes place in a future where, thanks to the effects of human caused climate change, colonising our nearest planetary neighbour might be our only hope for long term survival. Surviving on Mars would require what I have called the Mars Exploration Suit. This would consist of six protective layers: a radiation layer, 3 pressure layers, an oxygen and temperature layer, as well as a sensory membrane layer which reads biometric data. After a certain amount of time human bodies would start adapting to the conditions of Mars. When a layer is no longer needed, it could be taken off and would reveal the next layer of the space suit. Over time, the Mars Exploration Suit would no longer be needed, thanks to the human body adapting to become natively Martian.
This collection is inspired by the excitement surrounding future space exploration and celebrates the alien beauty of the Martian landscape.
TMO: The Mars Odyssey II
TMO: Space Badges
A collaboration with Chloe Baines. A collection from up-cycled tents. Made from tents that have been donated from Care UK and tents leftover from the Boomtown Fair.