Tuesday, February 23, 2010

field trip-nyc

El Anatsui

Really no photos can do justice to the scale, complexity and grandeur of this work. Each piece of discarded scrap metal is meticulously sewn together with wire to create undulating folds of drapery that fall into the tradition of quilting and fabric weaving of his native Ghana.


here is a closer detail


If you are able to be in NYC, go to the Jack Shainman Gallery to see these monumental works in person. The show is on display until March 13th. If you can't get there in person, certainly check out the installation photos on line!

And then on to MOOD

With all the choices of colors and textures, it kills me that I am not a better seamstress! But, with great intentions to create an original look for summer, my daughter and I bought two yards of organic cotton knit....

1 comment:

  1. fascinating work...sounds like a fab day in the city!