Crochet Cupboard 2011, work based around the idea of constant process and manufacture. Crocheted plastic bags and video installation
Home With a Tree by Isabel Berglund
one of the pieces in “Stitches: The Art of Wool” exhibition at La Maison du Danemark in Paris. i wants to go!
I’ve been very inspired by other craftivists over the last couple of days and it has me plotting my next efforts.
Here’s a couple of my favourites that I’ve already done..
..in Sydney outside Twenty10
..and recently on International Yarn Bombing Day in my hometown Perth, Western Australia
Hand dyed cut silk
39 1/2” x 33”
Untitled (Pattern 2)
24 x 18 inches, thread embroidered on paper
I like the glyph-like quality of the embroidered pattern which hints at some hidden meaning. Is the language ancient or alien? Is the text sacred or profane? The medium itself leads to more questions about the purpose and importance of the text. For me, the ephemeral nature of the materials, (paper and fiber), contrasted with the time-consuming process of embroidery, (a skill usually associated with female activity), creates a suggestive dichotomy.
(As an aside, Ms. Barletta keeps an interesting record of art she likes on her blog if you want to see work from other fiber artists.)