Saturday, November 16, 2019

African Fabrics Connect to Form Quilted Portraits of Black Figures by Bisa Butler

Brooklyn-based artist Bisa Butler uses brightly colored cotton, wool, and chiffon fabrics with bold patterns to piece together quilts featuring detailed portraits of Black people. The...

Bronze Sculptures of Regal African Women by Wangechi Mutu Make History at the Metropolitan...

Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu was commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to create four bronze sculptures of African women collectively titled “The NewOnes, will free Us.” The...

Lush Botanical Forms Translated Into Abstract Embroideries by Helen Wilde

U.K.-based embroidery artist Helen Wilde interprets oceanic landscapes in her three-dimensional hoop embroideries. Using tightly edited color palettes, often featuring teals and natural tones, Wilde layers...

Tiny Metal Plants, Animals, and Buildings are Liberated From Coins by Artist Micah Adams

Toronto-based artist Micah Adams uses a jeweler’s saw to cut out the embossed animals, figures, and objects from coins of different sizes and denominations. The metal...

Conductive Origami by Yael Akirav Unites 3-D Printing and Textiles to Create Foldable Modern...

Israeli industrial designer Yael Akirav 3-D prints conductive material onto textiles to create illuminated works of origami. The lighting fixtures can collapse or expand due to...

Crocheted Hams and Hairdryers by Trevor Smith Evoke Memories of Mid-Century Domesticity

By day, Trevor Smith is a local council worker in Victoria, Australia. After hours, Smith creates replicas of elaborate meals and household appliances in crocheted wool....

Ghostly Figures Occupy Sculptures of Architectural Ruin by Diana Al-Hadid

Diana Al-Hadid creates large-scale sculptures and installations that merge bodily forms with collapsing altars, columns, and other architectural forms. Headless bronze figures in repose appear...

A 20 Foot-Wide Tapestry by Vanessa Barragão Recreates the World in Textural Yarn

In celebration of a partnership between London’s Heathrow Airport and Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, fiber artist Vanessa Barragão was commissioned to create a massive botanical tapestry....

Thousands of Miniature Vases in a Rainbow of Glazes by Ceramic Artist Yuta Segawa

Japanese ceramicist Yuta Segawa plays with scale and color in his multitudes of miniature vessels. Each hand-thrown pot and vase is crafted with the same attention...

Metal and Wood Drawing Machines by James Nolan Gandy Form Mesmerizing Multi-Color Ellipses

James Nolan Gandy uses his metalworking knowledge to create drawing machines that produce finely tuned, yet expressive works. The machines are purely mechanical, yet their...

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