I’m presenting you Silja Puranen‘s ‘Tatoos’, produced at the Balkan Fiber Art workshop. The idea of her artwork was the contrast of reality and dream, of our own everyday skin and the imagined one, the skin of celebrities seen on TV and in magazines. She used secondhand clothes as the metaphor of unglamorous life and then applied parts of human body tattooed with desired pattern that symbolizes the splendor of star’s life.
Our guest blogger Ivana will have a vibrant Autumn, fulfilled with textile and fibre art. After her successful participating and blogging on last year’s textile colony Balkan Fibre Art in Novi Sad, we have new exciting news to share with you.
On the Balkan Fibre Art workshop Michaela Padeva was creating paper artwork ‘Body as a Dress of Soul’, whose form was following the shape of crinoline and pattern was an assemblage of paper cuts and wooden branches.
‘Body as a Dress of Soul’ by Michaela Padeva (c)
Textiles and threads varied through ages, from animal skin and hair to subtle silk skins and finest brocade as symbols of luxury, nobility and aesthetics. The process came to its most subversive outcome in the nylon, fake leather, and other plastic and artificial materials that marked a new era of textile.
Little Cat Mountain by Michaela Padeva (c)