Gabrielle Zaine

Through the Lens of Plaid

Prompt: Culminate studio research to assemble an archive of your own creation. Use historical research and other means of gathering information to redefine the meaning of what an archive is

For our archive we created a collection of photos tracing back to different time periods starting from where Plaid or “Tartan” originated in Scotland. Using research, we traced how plaid was worn through time. We gathered photos on “Lumberjack Plaid”, “Punk/Grunge Plaid”, “1970’s interior Plaid” and many more. This archive allowed us to show where the pattern originated and how is it being transformed and repurposed over time.