Hello everyone! It's been some time but then you must be getting used to my on-and-off blogging by now. Today I felt like sharing a bit and, if my cat allows it, I'll proceed to do so. (She is seated on my lap and continuously reaches out with her paw to get my hand to carress her! She is purring like an old motorcycle too!)
It's Good Friday today in Spain but I have to work. Remember I used to manage an Exhibition Hall that closed down due to budget restrictions? Well, we opened for Easter. I am at home right now, lunch break, siesta break or whatever. But instead of lunching and napping I felt like saying hello :)
I am pretty sure by now that I will soon be changing quite a few things related to my artistic work. My previous post was about enrolling to an online course on Contemporary Embroidery and I have been browsing the net like crazy lately, looking for textile artists. I found many, and some of them just took my breath away with their creations. Like Elodie Antoine, whose work I saw on I Love Belgium:
Elodie uses traditional lace-making techniques to break all the traditional rules and create fantastic industrial-era structures and shapes. I think the tools she used here are called lace bobbins though I may be wrong. Don't hold it against me if I am, ok?
I'd never imagined that I would love some high-voltage towers or nuclear energy plants in my house!
I also made a wonderful discovery on Pinterest: the contemporary textile artworks of Karola Pezarro.
A completely different perspective and one that I feel closer to. Artworks that are paintings, embroidery and installations at the same time. The one below even incorporates calligraphy, another form of art that I admire.
So what does the title of this blog entry have to do with anything? It has to do with my almost-obsession with white: white papers, white fabrics, white embroideries, white ink. I am continuously sketching ideas and compositions for future work and it's all white on white. No wonder I fell in love with Karen Ruane's work. She will be teaching the online course on embroidery and her creations are so exquisite!
So, did you think white on white would be very boring? Think again! Even the background is white here and yet the embroidery (on fabric and paper in this case) stands out in all its elegance and beauty.
It's too soon to tell you what my own works will look like. For the time being, the idea is to use fabrics, paper and other materials that may serve my purpose for each composition and create pieces that would also be embroideries / paintings / sculptures / installations. I even want to use them in my handmade books. My head is full of ideas and for the first time in a long time I'd really, really love to have a workspace separate from my living space. And from my cats!