I am working on new small (A4) embroidered collages for the D-Ring project. I am looking for different textures that I will use for the final pieces.
The second art collaboration I made with the painter Florence Obrecht : Encre Brodée 2, Ink on Paper by Florence Obrecht, I create the embroidery with cotton and lurex threads, glass beads.
21,2cm x 16,5 cm, May 2020.
This collaboration with Florence is made for the project Les Amis des Artistes (see my first post here) initiated by her Gallery in Paris and various cultural institutions in order to help artists during the Corona crisis.
The Back side…I do like the other side of an embroidery, of any embroidery! I think they have a fragile beauty in theire unevenness…
Art Collaboration Encre Brodée 1, Ink on Paper by Florence Obrecht, Embroidery made with cotton and lurex threads, pyrite stones, crystal, glass beads and sweet water pearls, 21,2cm x 16,5 cm, May 2020.
Florence Obrecht is a painter working on many themes that are close to my artistic concerns. She works with found images, photographs from unknown people that she reuse in her paintings in order to celebrate their memory.
She asked me to embroider 2 of her small formats ink on paper. She makes them for the project Les Amis des Artistes initiated by her gallery owner Valérie Delaunay and various galleries and cultural stakeholders like the Fondation Antoine de Galbert ,to help artists during the Corona crisis.
How to stitch the city, to extend the embroidery outside its traditonal frame? The threads as roots, the threads as rhizome.
The 2nd film from the embroidery’s frontside. the hook is visible, scratching and perforating the paper…and always this obsessive sound, during hours…
Tears in the City: Rebuilding, Repetition, Introspection.
The stich, the stich, the stich. Extended time.
I filmed at the embroidery’s backside when I was embroidering my collage with the Lunéville ‘s hook. The invisible hook in a perpetual motion, perforating the paper. The hook and this repetitive sound of the stich.
Tears in the City
My journey through the city Berlin : S-Bahn Gesundbrunnen
small collage (Déchirures/Tears) and embroidery in progress
The first small collage (Déchirures/Tears) with embroidery for the D-Ring Project.
This project is about Berlin and my everyday journey in this city permanently under construction , permanently between.
S-bahn Charlottenburg , work in progress.
Sketches and embroidery sample “The Death of the Butterfly”. The embroidery is made with glass beads, pyrite and black spinel stones.