Title Quote: Pablo Neruda
“Michaela Scherrer’s creations rely upon dressmaker details. Centering on the art of patching, mending, darning and recycling, hence the use of vintage French linen and muslin. Her works, which range from lavender-filled leather pillows with laser-cut designs to jeweler-tooled zippers for her steel-legged sofas, take minimalism to the max.”
Title Quote: Anthony de Mello
“Throughout the ages, in the West, as well as in various other cultures around the world, women have always been encouraged to achieve an unrealistic state of ‘ideal’ beauty even in cases where it has been detrimental to their health. This is apparent in more extreme examples like the Victorian corset and Chinese foot binding. Women, it seems, are willing to suffer for the sake of beauty. Ninette is interested in conveying this relationship through textiles, looking at seams and mark makings on the body in particular.”
via Crust Station
“Work based on the marks left by everyday life, the little accidents such as
cigarette burns and food stains. Even though the stain acts as a decoration,
you can always see traces of the fault.”
Link: LIBBY MCINNIS BIOGRAPHY.
“Libby Mcinnis is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her wild installations incorporate a number of elements including painting, baking, sculpture and mechanical constructions. Her work addresses the seemingly disparate worlds of disease, celebration, sex, and family by exploiting their common thread of addiction and allowing it to manifest into large-scale interactive sculptures. “
Link: Saves Nine.
If it was of a red hue and a zipper in my studio, its days were numbered. These zips and buttons were collated from far and wide to form this k-R-aZy, truely-ruely, one-of-a-kind piece.To get it on, locate the zip and get zippin…
“Saves Nine wearable adornments are the artistic production of Jessica Jubb. She resides in Perth Australia where she was born in 1975.
Jessica completed her Honours (First Class) in Visual Art (Print Media) at Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley in 2002 after studying Psychology. Since, she has focused on the production of works for the body with concern centred on consumption and waste in the present age of mass production. Her works are characterised by the use of collected, existing materials that are combined in unique, artistic ways. All items are created and constructed individually by the artist.
The materials are cherished fabrics. Some are donated heirlooms from childhoods past, others are squeezy teen jeans… some, handmade tablecloths borrowed from grandmas’ linen closet… or rescued embroidery from Op shops. Some fabrics are rash clothing purchases that she gives a new life beyond the desperate, unforgiving cycle of fashion! Each item is a small reminder of history, having a definite past and a wanting future.
The works, crafted to be cherished, should be worn until they perish!”
-saves nine / Jessica Jubb