Lisa Kokin, "Fauxliage: No Birds Sing", 2011. Thread, wire, page fragments from Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson 70 x 24 x 8 in.

Lisa Kokin, "Fauxliage: No Birds Sing", Thread, wire, page fragments from Silent Spring by Rachel Carson 70 x 24 x 8 in. Courtesy of the artist and Seager Gray Gallery

'Amnesia' detail - art by Lisa Kokin; this work is "Fauxliage" – fake leaves made from BOOK PAGES that have been SEWN to resemble Fall leaves; the artist chose the gingko leaf for the plant's use to improve memory and Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring as a metaphor that 'historical amnesia allows the repetition of past mistakes...'

Amnesia / (detail) by Lisa Kokin - thread, book pages, wire, fauxliage of gingko waves incorporates text fragments from Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Published in it was the first widely read book on environmental pollution caused by pesticide.

A2 Textiles: Priestley College

Textiles: Priestley College I could imagine the theme behind this being decay due to the top half of the bodice. It looks as if the student has created a piece out of flowers and over time they have decomposed and left behind to create this dress.

Debbie Smyth                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Who: Debbie Smyth What: installation of thread drawing Why: I love the idea of using thread and materials in my next project and this piece particularly interests me because of the "shading" created with more thread

Heather Komus of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Weekly Artist Fibre Interviews | Fibre Art | International | Canadian | World of Threads Festival | Contemporary Fiber Art Craft Textiles | Oakville Ontario Canada. An even closer detail of 'Gorge and Grow'.

Heather Komus:Gerridae, embroidery on handmade paper and fabric with pig intestine, horse and human hair and other materials, variable dimensions, 2010

Ruth Allen - collage work

WHO: Ruth Allen WHAT: Rue St James - collage with fine black lines, WHY: illustrative black lines, small amount of collage adding colour, sheet music instead of text

Work by Erin Endicott on Textile Design and Designer`s Platform More

Work by Erin Endicott on Textile Design and Designer`s Platform. This textiles piece of work interests me as I like how the brown and darker parts of it look as it looks like a real map. The contour lines help to convey this

Sketchbook

These sketchbook pages include observational drawings, dresses and fabric experiments (including distressed materials) that are inspired by insects.


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