Friday Fibers Roundup: Non-Textiles // Crochet
Lauren Sinner August 17, 2018
This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup blends a mix of articles about textile-adjacent projects as well a few articles on crochet artists around the world.
1) “Inspired by Harriet Tubman, an Artist Takes Glass to Extremes” by Nancy Princenthal spotlights a new body of work by Joyce J. Scott, who mixes beading and textiles to create emotional sculptures about vicious racism and violent misogyny (New York Times).
2) Francesca Pasquali creates fantastical works of plastic straws, silicone bracelets, and cobweb dusters, all of which look surprisingly textile-like (via The Jealous Curator).
3) Miami-based artist Jason Seife creates extremely detailed paintings that mimic ornate patterns found in Persian carpets (via Colossal).
4) “A Movie Remembers the Artist Who Made Fashion Illustration Fashionable Again” by Muri Assunção looks at James Crump’s seductive new documentary delves into the fascinating, 1970s universe of the New York-based fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez (via Hyperallergic).
5) “Street Artist Hand Paints Ancient Ornamental ‘Carpets’ on City Sidewalks” by Kelly Richman-Abdou delves into the work of French street artist Arthur-Louis Ignoré who incorporates ancient carpet and rug motifs into his graffiti (via My Modern Met).
6) Japanese crochet artist Miho Fujita creates delicate sculptures of natural forms found in forests, turning handmade leaves, berries, and clusters of mushrooms into wearable objects (via Colossal).
7) “Gigantic Crocheted Doilies Take Over Gallery Walls Like Beautiful Spider Webs” by Emma Taggart examines the work of Californian artist Ashley V. Blalock who creates site-specific installations filled with gigantic, hand-crocheted doilies (via My Modern Met).
8) This crochet pattern shows you how to create your very own The Willendorf Venus (via Trishagurumi).
9) Ernesto Neto’s latest sculpture, GaiaMotherTree, is on display in the concourse of Zurich’s main train station, and creates a temporary oasis in the middle of the bustling station (via Colossal).
10) The “Art of Dyeing Silk” video by Rijks Erfgoed Laboratorium shows how to reproduce color from historical recipes and gives you practical dyeing skills (via Artechne).