Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
It is great to see men getting involved in embroidery arts, and as an avid poster on the Manbroidery flicker group, filmresearch aka Mark Bieraugel,is leading the way with his fish-themed embroidery pieces. Check out feeling stitchy's interview with the artist here.
This piece is from Peter Crawley's series of architectural studies.Peter works almost exclusively in black thread on paper, the fibrious thread giving a softness to the precise straight lines and right angles in his pieces. He also has some striking abstract pieces up on his website that are worth checking out.
Found at Jenny Hart's awesome blog Embroidery as Art
Friday, August 20, 2010
Well it's been quite awhile since my last post and I am feeling a little rusty so I thought I would get back into the swing of things by sharing the work of Luke O'Sullivan, a non-textile artist whose work I really admire. Luke is a Boston artist who creates silkscreened, wooden sculptural pieces of every day objects. I love that the pieces are simultaneously 2D drawings and 3D art objects.
Found at My Love for You
Friday, July 23, 2010
These mini metropolises were created by Yin Xiuzhen as part of her Portable Cities series (2002-2004).
Since the early nineties, Yin has been working with everyday materials such as second-hand clothes and fabrics to create sculptures laden with social references and personal reflections.
The buildings and landmarks in each suitcase were created from fabric materials Yin came across while spending time in the city each suitcase represents. The buildings she recreated were those she found memorable, for architectural or often personal reasons.
Her Portable Cities series explores issues of globalization and memory and of the modern pressure to keep moving and changing rather than living permanently in a single location.
Her work seems to reflect on the way one comes to understand and experience an environment after spending a good amount of time there.