|very slightly modified linen shirt; dyeing details here and here; I added a bit of 'lace' to the neckline. I'm quite pleased with the result, suits a hot day like today.|
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Sunday, 24 June 2012
|handpainted porcelain sunflower seeds, detail Sunflower Seeds|
A quote from the museum brochure:" Until I discovered Marcel Duchamp I had no idea that art could be a way of life (...) It was my salvation and immediately ended my struggle. I understood (...) that art could be a gesture, and such a gesture can take any shape the artist desires. It can become a painting, but also something completely different."
For me personally 2012 is the year I changed in the way I see my art, so this exhibition struck a nerve.
Nice detail: the museum is situated in what used to be a textile factory
Friday, 22 June 2012
|reinforced the waistband with a strip of cow parsley yellow and sewn on a new button, voila , these thin orange trousers can be worn again as soon as the sun decides to come out as well!|
|tear sewn together and reinforced on the inside, so that my son can safely wear these shorts|
|three pairs in one day, a day well spent!|
at 4:34 pm
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
|weaving with goat's wool and bone needle; the yet-to-be cloth, needle and thread for 'a rather useless cupboard' to be found here the cupboard measures 7x7x37cm=1.8 litres|
the more I'm thinking about what I need, what I want for survival and then some... the more I've come to realise how Truly little that is! first the list of essentials grew and then it shrank, like when you're packing your back-pack for travelling...paired down, pairing down, honing......
Dutch title: 'kastje waar niet zoveel in kan'
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
|tear repaired with patch on the inside|
|shirt as a whole; what I particularly like is that the shirt has kept the original lightness, the original looked like this|
|patch on the inside|
|details of seams: I have handsewn over the machine stitchted seams, not to hide them, but to acknowledge their exsistence|
|detail of back, more pics here|
|detail of front: plackets stitched and the 'shape-seams' (correct term?) emphasized with stitching|
the Jack Sparrow shirt is my first finished project for Jude Hill's online Contemporary Boro 2 class; more pics of the shirt's evolution here.
A labour of love, needlepricks, excitement and frustration, have already gotten started on the next project(s)....
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
|latest colour: botttom right amber goat's wool|
simply left in a jar of onion skins and water for 5 days
Saturday, 9 June 2012
|....is how I approached this young man. Fascinated by his torn, worn trousers I popped the question: please may I take a photograph of your trousers, because..... As you can see, he cooperated. All for Boro-Art!|
|not that I would want to repair these, I think they're perfect the way they have evolved.....|
Friday, 8 June 2012
|I started this piece in winter, it was meant to be a winter-piece, hmm maybe I 'll manage to finish it before next winter. The cotton fabric was used to soak excess paint on 'everything is connected' I 'm simply sewing running stitch, sometimes following the lines, sometimes not. I want to keep it as simple as I can.|
there's more information on the original painting here and here