Thursday, July 31, 2014

pentagon lucid bracken

The sewing machine is my brush and pencil; hundreds of colors of thread have become paint for realistic and abstract images set on various backgrounds. (B. J. Adams)

Yesterday I had another cute-kid fix.  He's really getting around just fine now, and is scary fast.  This ole grandma had a hell of a time getting on the floor and back up at his pace -  lets face it, my days of floor work are over.  Here he got himself caught in his laundry basket.  he pulled it over and then had to investigate some dirty socks but then couldn't get his back-up gear to work and needed rescue.  He does this all with good humor and happy attitude.  Hope it continues forever, he's so much fun to be with.  (Sorry, I know you're getting bored with all this, but the only other thing I can talk about is making hexagons!  This is the better way, believe me!)

All of a sudden I found I have a backup of crochet art on the old laptop so today we are going to see three different takes on that.  I wish I could crochet better, but have too many other things I like to do to take the time to make my stuff worthy of Carnegie Hall.  (practice, practice, practice!)

 In an ongoing series by Joana Vasconcelos, the Portuguese artist has been wrapping various animals—wasps, lizards, snakes, crabs, lobsters, frogs, bull-heads, donkey heads, horse heads, wolves and even cats—in five-needle lace, handmade cotton crochet. But these aren’t any old animals. Vasconcelos has appropriated the ceramic artwork of Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905), one of the most renowned Portuguese artists of the 19th century.
Each of the pieces “are ambiguously imprisoned/protected by a second-skin in crochet-work,” says Vasconcelos. At once both beautiful and strange, the work stands as a testament to the extraordinary craftsmanship of the artist but also as a one-upmanship of maternal femininity and domesticity. 

Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon uses ornate lace patterns in her unique brand of street art that translates into ceramics, stencils, paintings, and crocheted webbing installed in public spaces. NeSpoon refers to her art as “public jewelry,” specifically as an act of beautification by turning abandoned and unadorned spaces into something aesthetically pleasing. You can see much more over on Behance.

Japanese artist Hipota is the creator of these amazingly detailed crochet sculptures. Aren’t they delicious? I invite you see more of the artist’s work over here.

over and out for today!  Duck if you see squirrels coming at you!

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