textiles

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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Abstract, Textured Patterns Woven With Natural Fibers Compose Massive Wall Hangings by Tammy Kanat

 Art Craft #fiber art #textiles #weaving November 26, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Tammy Kanat, shared with permission A decade into her weaving practice, Australian artist Tammy Kanat (previously) continues to explore the possibilities of fiber, texture, and knots. Her giant wall hangings rely on patches of tufted wool, concentric circles in linen, …

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Ornate Rugs by Artist Faig Ahmed Ooze Onto the Floor in Drippy Fabric Puddles

 Art #glitch #rugs #sculpture #textiles November 18, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Sapar Contemporary, shared with permission Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed (previously) has amassed a staggering archive of sculptural carpets that blur the boundaries of digital distortion and traditional craft techniques. Often monumental in scale, his fringed rugs are woven with classic, …

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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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