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Between Wounds and Folds: Suspended Cow Carcasses and Tree Stumps Reveal Layers of Discarded Fabric by Tamara Kostianovsky

 Art #animals #death #installation #sculpture #textiles #trees October 11, 2021 Christopher Jobson Photo © Etienne Frossard. All images courtesy the artist, shared with permission. Working with the tattered remnants of consumer culture, artist Tamara Kostianovsky (previously) asks us to question the origins, process, and disastrous results of our seemingly unquenchable desire to buy and …

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A Massive Crocheted Canopy Provides Shade for a Shopping District in Malaga

 Craft Design #crochet #shopping #Spain #textiles August 17, 2021 Christopher Jobson Photos © Alhaurín de la Torre Beating the heat in the town of Alhaurín de la Torre, in Malaga is an art, literally. A massive patchwork of crocheted squares now blankets the main shopping corridor thanks to local crochet teacher Eva Pacheco and …

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Industrial Materials and Rugged Topographies Converge in Jacqueline Surdell’s Knotted Tapestries

 Art #chains #ribbon #rope #sculpture #tapestry #textiles July 29, 2021 Grace Ebert “We Will Win: Our Banner in the Sky (after Frederic Edwin Church)” (2020), cotton cord, nylon, paracord, fabric, and ribbons, 84 x 108 x 12 inches, 120-inch bar. Photo by Ian Vecchiotti. Images courtesy of Jacqueline Surdell and Patricia Sweetow Gallery, shared …

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Vintage Cross-Stitch Motifs Conceal Common Household Objects in Sculptures by Ulla-Stina Wikander

 Art Craft #cross-stitch #needlepoint #textiles #tools July 27, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Ulla-Stina Wikander, shared with permission Pastoral landscapes and quiet domestic scenes stitched into vintage textiles envelop Ulla-Stina Wikander’s needlepoint sculptures. Using rotary phones, kitchen appliances, or an antique gramophone as her foundation, Wikander (previously) molds the cross-stitch works around her …

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A Flower Patch of Recycled Denim Grows from the Ceiling in Ian Berry’s ‘Secret Garden’

 Art #denim #fashion #flowers #installation #textiles July 14, 2021 Grace Ebert “Secret Garden” (2021), at Museum Rijswijk. Photo by Marcus van Ee. All images © Ian Berry, shared with permission Whimsical tendrils of vines, foliage, wisteria, and chrysanthemums sprout from artist Ian Berry’s wild, overgrown garden plots. Densely assembled and often suspended from the …

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Thread Infused with Scent Embellishes Embroidered and Woven Textiles to Stimulate Memories

 Art #embroidery #fiber art #scents #textiles #weaving June 1, 2021 Grace Ebert “Jasmine I” embroidery on silk organza with jasmine-scented yarn dyed with hibiscus, beetroot, indigo, and turmeric, 36 x  54 inches. All images © Pallavi Padukone, shared with permission Scent, memory, and emotion are inextricably bound together in the human brain, making it possible …

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Ornate Jewel-Toned Stitches Embellish Common Household Objects Made From Textiles

 Craft #appliqué #cameras #dinnerware #embroidery #telephones #textiles May 17, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Sue Trevor, shared with permission Whether a corded rotary phone or humble water pitcher, Sue Trevor’s household objects are all made from the same materials. The artist meticulously stitches ornamental sculptures that resemble common domestic items and vintage electronics. …

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Life-Sized Wildlife Protrude from Ornate Rugs in Perspective-Bending Sculptures

 Art #animals #carpets #rugs #sculpture #textiles March 29, 2021 Anna Marks “Persian Kangaroo.” All images © Debbie Lawson, shared with permission A new menagerie of polar bears, stags, and kangaroos resemble typical wildlife except for the fact that they’re literally swept under the carpet, their features hidden from view. These towering sculptural forms are …

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Lush Tufted Tapestries Document Ecological Changes in Argentina’s Landscapes

 Art Craft Design #Argentina #carpets #landscapes #rugs #tapestry #textiles March 25, 2021 Anna Marks All images © Alexandra Kehayoglou, shared with permission Designer Alexandra Kehayoglou (previously) creates exquisite pieces of flowing textiles that reference the rugged landscapes of her homeland, Argentina. In the creation of each tapestry, Kehayoglou transforms surplus carpet fabric into natural …

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Fantastical Plants and Hybrid Characters Form a Strange Menagerie Crafted by Cat Johnston

 Craft #animals #paper #plants #textiles March 19, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Cat Johnston, shared with permission A moth-human hybrid, striped coral, and a smoking frog sporting a tracksuit inhabit Cat Johnston’s fantastical ecosystem crafted from paper and textiles. The playfully bizarre creatures are inspired by monsters, mythology, and folklore, evoking deities and …

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