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Friday Finds: Fabrications

21 Sep

I am absolutely hopeless when it comes to sewing.  Pretty sure I got a “C” on my big sewing project in junior high Home Ec ( a C was pretty unheard of for this nerd ) and my attempts as an adult haven’t been much better.  But I have a great love for textiles of all colors and textures.  Not only do I completely love contemporary artists who work in fabric, but I am completely envious of their abilities.  You know what they say, those who can, do.. those who can’t, well share with others!  Check out these beautiful examples of textile art!

Structures #72 by Lisa Call

Cleveland Foreclosure Quilt by Kathryn Clark

Ada Quilt by Meg Callahan

Prairie/Wall I by Sue Benner

Lisa Call | Kathryn Clark | Meg Callahan | Sue Benner

Be sure to check out these artists’ websites, linked above for more of their amazing work.  Happy weekend!

All images are via the artists’ websites, linked above.

Friday Finds: Inspired Geometrics

29 Jun

As with many right-brained folks, math is not my strong suit.  But one thing I loved about taking geometry was the analysis of shape and how each is formed using different angles.  It seems that many creatives are finding geometrics inspiring these days.  Check out my artsy geometric finds for this week!

Filzfelt Stools via Apartment Therapy

Hare by Marco Cibola

Brooch by No Milk Today

Welsummer Oblong Cushion by Lindsey Lang

Quilt by Lisa Call

Filzfelt via Apartment Therapy | Marco Cibola | No Milk Today | Lindsey Lang | Lisa Call 

Happy weekend, Artsies!  Will you be doing some artsy geometric foraging of your own this weekend? 😉

PS– You may have noticed that I’ve switched up the Friday’s title from Friday Faves to Friday Finds.  I’ll be using the Friday round-up to not only explore what’s trending in the art world, but to also share my inspiring finds throughout the world of design!

Featured image is Hare by Marco Cibola ( detail ).  All images are via the artists’/designers’ websites, linked above.

In a World of Pure Imagination: Takashi Iwasaki

11 Jan

The work of Canadian artist Takashi Iwasaki  creates a bright and candy colored world, full of shapes that may seem incongruous, but are creating tableaus representing, for the artist, either completely imaginary worlds or the world he sees every day, as he sees it in shape and color.

Midoriyaamehatzga, embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered), 51cm x 51cm

Though the composition  may have meaning to the artist, he purposefully keeps the titles vague ( they are a combination of fragments several languages and sounds based on themes or elements in each work ), so that the viewer may drawn his own conclusion as to what is being seen.

Kamidaredentou, embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered,) 41cm x 41cm

Although the bright tones are decidedly cheery and the shapes often whimsical, it could be easy to interpret these with a dark sensibility.  They are at times alien-like and the Sputnik-ish motifs along with the clean aesthetic lead me to often see a kind of mid-century extraterrestrial sort of world.  One that I would happily be abducted to.

Taretentokaku, embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered), 30.5cm x 30.5cm

Minotogetenti, embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered), 35.5cm x 35.5cm

In addition to the embroidered ( ! ) works above, Iwasaki you can also see wonderful paintings and drawings on his website.  They will take you to another world!

Featured image is Nijiawapaip, embroidery floss and fabric (hand embroidered), 41cm x 41cm.  All images are via the artist’s website.

This artist found via DesignMilk.

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