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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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A Daily Sculpture Project by Frode Bolhius Spawns a Quirky Colorful Cast of Tiny Figures

 Art #clay #metal #sculpture #textiles #wood June 16, 2022 Grace Ebert All images Frode Bolhius, shared with permission Wander into Frode Bolhuis’s Almere-based studio, and you’ll be introduced to an entire cast of characters pinned to the wall. There’s one figure picking at the tufts of her broom-like head, another sporting a bubble gum …

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Luxuriant Tufted Portraits by Artist Simone Saunders Exude Black Joy

 Art #fiber art #portraits #textiles June 7, 2022 Gabrielle Lawrence “Excellence” (2021), hand-tufted velvet, acrylic, and wool yarn on rug warp, 152.4 x 152.4 x 1.5 centimeters. All images © Simone Saunders, shared with permission Simone Saunders’ love-based practice adds its own texture to the magic of Black joy and resilience. On Instagram, she …

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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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Traditional Portraits Are Reimagined in an Exploration of Concealment and Identity by Shawn Huckins

 Art #acrylic painting #art history #clothing #painting #portraits #textiles May 5, 2022 Kate Mothes “The Artist’s Wardrobe, Mary Greene (after Copley)” (2022). All images © Shawn Huckins, shared with permission A new series of paintings by New Hampshire-based artist Shawn Huckins (previously) proposes thinking about how we wear clothing and textiles in a fresh …

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Rainbow Tapestries by Judit Just Layer Cut and Woven Yarns into Textured Patches

 Art Craft #tapestry #textiles #yarn March 31, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Judit Just, shared with permission Asheville-based artist Judit Just of jujujust (previously) transforms twisted ropes, skeins of cotton, and plush, carpet-like tufts into roving, abstract tapestries. Suspended from skinny wooden dowels painted to match their hanging counterparts, the sculptural textiles tend …

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Vintage Tapestries Cloak the Wings of Larysa Bernhardt’s Plush Moths

 Art Craft #insects #moths #sculpture #textiles January 23, 2022 Anna Marks All images © Larysa Bernhardt, shared with permission In a cozy studio overlooking a garden in Blackwell, Missouri, artist Larysa Bernhardt creates colorful moth sculptures with a needle and thread. Her fabric creatures are embroidered with old tapestries, often portraying historical people, animals, …

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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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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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