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Clusters of Diaphanous Textile Sculptures by Mariko Kusumoto Evoke the Ocean Floor

 Art Design #coral #fabric #fashion #sculpture #sea creatures #textiles July 1, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Mariko Kusumoto, shared with permission Japanese artist and designer Mariko Kusumoto (previously) shapes gossamer coral and sea creatures from soft fibers like polyester, nylon, and cotton. Embedded with tiny ripples or airy pockets, the standalone sculptures and …

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Vibrant Textiles and Repurposed Eyewear Camouflage the Subjects of Thandiwe Muriu’s Celebratory Portraiture

 Photography #fabric #identity #Kenya #patterns #portraits #textiles May 22, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Thandiwe Muriu, shared with permission From chunky hair beads and rollers to sink strainers and brake pedals, Nairobi-based photographer Thandiwe Muriu (previously) finds fashionable use for ordinary objects. Worn as glasses that obscure a subject’s identity, the repurposed items …

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Elaborately Layered Gardens by Ebony G. Patterson Hide Haunting Messages Within Dazzling Displays

 Art #birds #butterflies #fabric #flowers #installation #mixed media #paper March 10, 2022 Grace Ebert “when the land is in plumage…” (2020), glitter, glue, beads, plaster, conch shells, gold leaf, porcelain, paint, trimmings, jewelry, embellishments, fabric, jacquard tapestry, and paraffin wax, 9 x 16. 4 x 10.3 feet. All images courtesy of moniquemeloche, shared with …

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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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