The idea behind The Out-of-Handism stems from merging children’s creativity and the surrealist automatic drawing movement from the late 20th century. Children are known to be very playful, they also monotask meaning they will finish something before moving onto the next and they will rarely go back and reiterate something they have done to correct it. These characteristics are indirectly found in the process of making automatic drawings. This art-making method was a way to “express the subconsciousness” by randomly drawing without any rationale thinking and therefore suppressing conscious control over the making process. Children, not having been influenced and having their mind conformed, therefore still retaining their innocence at a young age, we can see how these two are intertwined. When producing the final look, I wanted to encapsulate the process of not having control over ones actions. This is why I decided to paint over the garments I was wearing, while being blindfolded in order to suppress the one sense that could have dictated my mark-making. The photoshoot is not a portrayal of who the garment is for, and in what circumstance, but it is a recording of the process of having no control.