Clinton, Iowa based artist Kate Callan created this lovely handbound book. Pulling colored string through each page of the book, Callan forms 3-dimensional geometric structures on each page.
Describing the project, the artist writes, “PULL contains eight explorations of hand made string formations when fully open. Some strings continue through the pages making it impossible . . . → Read More: “Pull” a handmade book of strings by Kate Callan
In the new series entitled “Hanging,” Amsterdam based artist Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen captures the feeling of flying. Taking vintage photographs of people in mid-air, Heummen uses red embroidered thread to firmly fasten them above the earth.
For an earlier series by this same artist, see Embroidered “Lonely Houses” by Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen.
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“Untitled” 2013, gouache, collage on sewn paper, 38.5″ x 33
I love the interplay of color, space and light in these mixed-media pieces by New York based artist Raymond Saá. Saá paints, cuts and collages paper into small abstract pieces. Then, in a quilt-like manner, he sews them together to form these arrays of patterns.
Last . . . → Read More: New mixed-media work by Raymond Saa
need to grow -5- 2008 print and embroidery on canvas 50 x 37 cm
Today I am admiring (again) the work of artist Maria Ikonomopoulou. By blending a traditional craft (folk art) technique like embroidery with printmaking, Ikonomopoulou pushes the boundaries of printmaking, embroidery, as well as fine art. Inspiring!
For more of this . . . → Read More: More embroidery by Maria Ikonomopoulou
One of the best things about going on a hike is the unexpected natural forms I encounter. Colorful peeling bark, flowering bushes, iridescent mosses clinging to rocky cliffs. This year Oklahoma City based artist Leigh Martin is challenging herself to create one different type of fungi (existing or fictional) for every week of 2013. ”52 Forms . . . → Read More: “52 Forms of Fungi” knitted sculptural work by Leigh Martin
New York City based artist Kumi Yamashita recently created another one of her amazing portraits. Taking a wooden panel with thousands of small galvanized nails pounded into the white painted surface, Yamashita winds a single unbroken sewing thread around the network of nails. In the artist’s completed piece, webs of black thread coalesce to form a near photographic . . . → Read More: A new thread and nail portrait by Kumi Yamashita
In “Casualties in Form,” Houston based artist Britt Ragsdale layers shirts inside shirts, trousers inside trousers, to create these intriguing pieces. As a person with closets and drawers overflowing with clothing, these pieces strike a nerve.
Ragsdale writes on his website, “I employ recognized consumer materials within sculpture and installation in order to call on . . . → Read More: “Casualties in Form” shirts inside shirts, trousers inside trousers… by Britt Ragsdale
Skin 2, 2011, 220-200 cm, wool felted, hand dyed, photo: Fahri Javuz, Model: Denis Bergeron
Is this what sprouts on your back when you hibernate in the forest? Possibly, if you are in Quebec, near artist Marjolein Dallinga‘s studio. Dallinga creates theatrical costumes for Cirque du Soleil, the circus arts entertainment company.
Inspired by . . . → Read More: Felt costumes by Marjolein Dallinga
Life has a way of ensaring us with its long tentacles. Before we realize it, forces in our lives from careers, friends and family have bound us in a tight web. Amsterdam, Netherlands based artist Hinke Schreuders depicts entrapment through the use of embroidery over vintage photographs. Using female subjects in traditional dress and . . . → Read More: Embroidery over vintage photographs by Hinke Schreuders
Some crazy cute sculptural works made by Stephanie Carswell. Using needle felting techniques, Carswell manipulates natural fibers, like merino wool, into stylized woodland creatures.
The Dorset, England based artist writes, “Playing with the traditions of taxidermy and the impression of what is real; I carefully observe and interpret the animal world, creating a wonderful menagerie . . . → Read More: Felted sculptural animals by Stephanie Carswell