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Olek Crochets an Entire Four-Car Locomotive in Lodz, Poland

August 2, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Textile artist Olek has just completed work on what may be her largest piece ever, a four-car locomotive covered in crocheted technicolor camo in Lodz, Poland. The artist didn’t even stop to change out of a costume she wore at the Animal Ball in London before jumping on a plane to meet four assistants who began a four-day assault on the large train that was completed on July 19th. You may remember Olek’s work from just over a year ago here on Colossal when she crocheted an entire alligator-themed playground in São Paulo. The locomotive will be on view through August 19th, and you can see more over on Hi-Fructose.

 

 



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Embroidered 3D Insects and Snails by Claire Moynihan

June 9, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Artist Claire Moynihan lives and works in rural Hertfordshire, England where she creates tiny sculptural insects and snails on felt balls using a variety of freeform embroidery techniques. After completing a collection of work Moynihan then organizes the pieces inside traditional entomological boxes which from a distance could almost pass for the real thing. See much more of her work in her gallery. (via lustik)

 

 



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New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim

April 13, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Two new portraits this morning from one of my favorite artists Kumi Yamashita (previously). The first one is part of her Constellation series titled Mana #2. The portrait is made from a single unbroken sewing thread wrapped through a dense network of galvanized nails, a process that takes several months. The second artwork, Mother #2, is part of her ongoing Warp and Weft series where Yamashita works with a panel of black denim and then meticulously cuts threads from the fabric to form an image. If you happen to be in California, both works will be in a group show from April 20th through June 1st, 2013 at Scott White Contemporary Art in La Jolla. You can also now follow the artist over on Facebook.

 

 



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Suspended Horses Made of Wool Thread Dipped in Tar and Latex by Sandrine Pelletier

March 28, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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GoodBye Horses is a 2009 installation by artist Sandrine Pelletier at galerie Rosa Turetsky. The three galloping horses were created using suspended wool coated in black latex and tar, resulting in a stark contrast between the chaotic lines of the figures against the white gallery walls. From some angles the horses are unrecognizable, but even when brought into focus appear to be haphazard, almost violent illustrations. See much more on her website.

 

 



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An Ornate Rug Made of Discarded Computer Parts and Other Electrical Objects

March 27, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Although we just covered the work of Federico Uribe a few days ago in this space, the artist also shared with me this additional work which I thought warranted its own post. Titled Tapete (Carpet) the work is a large carpet made from thousands of perfectly placed computer components: fans, cables, keyboard keys, motherboards, mice, and other parts. I recommend not wiping your feet here. Photography by Pipe Yanguas.

 

 



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Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki

February 23, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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When first approaching the artwork of Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki it’s entirely possible you might miss it altogether. Not only are his small buildings and electrical towers excruciatingly small and delicate, but they also rest on absurdly mundane objects: rolls of tape, a haphazardly wrinkled towel, or from the bristles of a discarded toothbrush. Only on close inspection do the small details come into focus, faint hints of urbanization sprouting from disorder. My favorite pieces are his topographical maps that have been carefully cut from thick rolls of gray and blue electrical tape. Many of these objects were on view as part of the Constellations show at Cornerhouse in Manchester back in 2011 and at C24 Gallery last year. However Iwasaki currently has a new collection of much larger works at the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at GOMA in Queensland, much of which you can see over at designboom. (via artscharity.org, cornerhouse, c24 gallery, karl steel)

 

 



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Favorite Place: An Embroidered Stop-Motion Music Video for Black Books by Christophe Thockler

February 5, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Is this the first music video made exclusively with embroidery and sewing implements? I’m gambling yes. Directed, filmed, and produced by Christophe Thockler the clip uses 10,000 photographs of needles, thread, cloth and embroidery, mixed with clever lighting techniques to produce a fun video for Favorite Place, the latest track by US pop rock band Black Books.