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Noah Chin

Oakwood School|Morgan Hill, CA
Teacher: Adam Hubbard
3-D Art and Design
female model wearing clothing constucted of a deck
Game of War, View 1|76 x 62 x 8 in. Ideas: Depict political tension in America. Show how political division engulfs people and impacts lives. Material(s): Shiny fabric, thread, elastic, linen paper, ink, software, tulle, cotton, polifil, cardboard, glue Process(es): Cut-sew PJ top/bottom. Design custom playing cards and glue card on PJs. Make purse and strap.
Second view of Game of War garment
View 2

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Noah Chin
The pajama aspect of the outfit represents the neverending emotional and physical exhaustion that I experience when thinking about US politics. I fall asleep completely cocooned in the stress of political warfare- knowing that when I awake the next day, the same partisan tension and division will only continue.
My blue garment, Arctic Defrost, features a plethora of ruffles that mimic the colossal waves that are formed when icebergs melt and fall into the sea. The size and nature of the outfit engulf the model, to convey the idea of drowning. I intentionally used plush fabric in order to mimic absorbents and conservation efforts meant to combat our rising sea levels. Since, during production, the plush fabric literally absorbed the fabric dye/water - an indicative process of present-day efforts to stop arctic melting.
I formulated my ideas for the arctic project when watching a David Attenborough docu-series about climate change. In one of the episodes, Attenborough shows an alarming scene depicting the arctic melting from the perspective of a helicopter. As someone who aligns their lifestyle to be as environmentally friendly as possible, I felt obligated to convey the gravity of climate change and its impact on our planet through a physical representation.
During the pandemic, I began to notice that COVID-19 was not the only deadly disease to ravage society, since many other social issues are equally, if not more widespread. My art pieces depict different pandemics through the use of ubiquitous and repetitious elements. I was dedicated to using only fabric, paper, rope, and other materials usually correlated to fashion since people often wear these issues with them, it is their identity and part of their character.
As a politically-involved individual, I felt inspired to encapsulate the political warfare within the United States in a two-piece pajama set called Game Of War. This outfit represents the chaos of the 2020 presidential elections, as well as the zenith of American division. My custom playing card deck made of shiny pearl cardstock paper features democratic and republican cards, and drawings of the Capitol building, Supreme Court, and of the White House. Within all of these institutions, there are left-wing and right-wing politicians constantly battling with one another. The politicians’ names are printed on each card. The mailbox-shaped purses represent the partisan debate over mail-in ballots. The vibrant red crossbody strap signifies the virality and widespread nature of political division since it features infectious-like balls meant to represent a virus.
digital planning and notes for Game of War garment
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Game of War, Composite|76 x 62 x 8 in. Material(s): Shiny fabric, thread, elastic, linen paper, ink, software, tulle, cotton, polifil, cardboard, glue Process(es): Cut-sew PJ top/bottom. Design custom playing cards and glue card on PJs. Make purse and strap.
Teacher
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Adam Hubbard
It is with great pleasure and delight to have had Noah in my class as an AP student. He has gone above and beyond my expectations by beautifully blending his love for Fashion, Digital Design, and Fine Arts. Noah has a true gift for creating artwork that is Interdisciplinary in nature and politically charged and poignant for our time. Noah has shown tremendous growth and maturity as an artist and he has truly set the bar for AP Art and Design at Oakwood. Even after this pandemic, Noah was able to extract certain political events and uniquely invent a story that is heartfelt and moving.
Artic Defrost|48 x 46 x 17 in. Ideas: Show the waves formed when icebergs melt and fall into the sea. The model drowns in the water. Material(s): Blue dye, plush felt, cotton, thread, cardstock, glue, water, spray paint
Process(es): Cut out felt and dye. Blend with spray blue spray paint. Sew felt strips onto outfit.
Artic Defrost, Composite Image
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Noah Chin