Artist Lori Merhige talks about how growing up working in her family's lace factory in Northern New Jersey has informed her art practice. Did you know that silk is basically worm spit? Lori will school you.
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Soft Sculpture Art
BY ERICA GRAY
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 07, 2013
Erica Gray discusses her artwork focused around soft sculptures or the use of fabric and other soft, pliable materials to create sculptures. Listen as she discusses her past exhibits of soft sculptures which have featured sea anemones, pipes, and animals.
"Presentation of the Day" on March 10, 2014.
Snipping the Fabric of Time
BY JUSTIN DAVIES
@ VOL 19
ON DEC 13, 2013
Justin Davies is an educator and artist. He likes to work in a range of media which he uses to integrate historical, scientific and aesthetic perspectives. His work is also influenced by his love of film and by his studies in biology and history.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 23, 2014.
Fabric - Per non perdere il filo
BY DIANA MARCOCCI
@ VOL 10
ON FEB 24, 2016
Questa storia inizia più di un secolo fa.
Nel territorio del Gallaratese, allo sbocco del Ticino dal Lago Maggiore, si sente “per le vie dei borghi” il battito dei telai. Sono le macchine che producono o lavorano il tessuto, in particolare qui le macchine da ricamo.
Inventate e numerose in Svizzera, sono state impiantate in tanti capannoni ed hanno risuonato fino agli inizi del 2000. Poi si sono zittite in tante, una dopo l’altra. Molte sono state smontate come dei lego e ricostruite lontano.
I capannoni sono vuoti e silenziosi.
Le città nate dalla stoffa vedono la gente occuparsi d’altro. Guardano e sono guardate dall’alto dagli aerei della Malpensa, da quelli costruiti in altri capannoni vicini che si chiamano hangar.
Si ritesserà una trama urbana che unisca la bellezza (l’unica ragione dei ricami) ad idee innovative, facendosi trascinare dalla forza della tecnologia?
A Journey in Hats
BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!
The Fabric of the City
BY PATTI ISSITT
@ VOL 16
ON JUL 12, 2018
Patti Issitt discusses her art: collages and mixed media composites using print, fabric and stitches. Patti aims to explore the emotional interplay between mother and daughter, the internal city of physical embodiment, and the deeper implications of scar tissue running deep into the soul as well as the body. It’s not uncommon for women to carry deep scarring: abdominal surgeries, caesarian sections, breast surgery for example.
As the city, especially a city with walls such as York, becomes congested and immobilised by impingements to it’s circulatory system, so is the freedom of our body, both physical and mental, impinged by the scar tissue which we accumulate through our lives.