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Celebrating Kenyan Culture, Bold Textile Patterns Disguise Subjects in Thandiwe Muriu’s Portraits

 Photography #fabric #identity #Kenya #patterns #portraits #textiles December 6, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Thandiwe Muriu, shared with permission What began as a simple appreciation of fabrics printed with vibrant geometries and hypnotic motifs has morphed into a stunning celebration of African culture. Thandiwe Muriu’s ongoing Camo series cloaks models in arresting garments …

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Knotted Systems of Red Thread Dangle from Fabric Books and Letters by Rima Day

 Art Craft #books #fabric #sculpture #thread November 3, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Rima Day, shared with permission Bound with loose threads and inscribed with sinuous lines that crawl across the page, the textile works created by Tennessee-based artist Rima Day evoke the Japanese good luck charms called sennibari. Translating to “thousand person …

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Translucent Textiles Cast Organisms and Mundane Objects as Dreamy Sculptures and Wearables

 Art Design #coral #fabric #fashion #nature #sculpture July 9, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Mariko Kusumoto, shared with permission From polyester, nylon, and cotton, Japanese artist and designer Mariko Kusumoto fabricates sculptural forms that resemble the creatures and everyday objects she finds most fascinating. She uses a proprietary heat-setting technique to mold the …

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Trompe L’oeil Textiles Billow Across Murals by Rosie Woods in Iridescent Ripples

 Art #fabric #murals #public art #spray paint #street art #trompe l’oeil April 29, 2021 Grace Ebert “Veils of Knowledge” at Grenoble Street Art Festival in France. Photo by Andrea Berlese. All images © Rosie Woods, shared with permission As if lifted by a breeze, oversized ribbons and bunches of fabric float across the trompe …

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