Monday, March 14, 2011

tactile history

Diane Savona refers to her art as "bricolage, a technique that makes creative use of whatever materials are available regardless of their original purpose." She "uses salvaged cloth and garments, domestic found objects and intense hand stitching to construct fossil specimens that present textiles in an archaeological context."

I don't know how I missed learning about her before but she certainly accomplishes what I sometimes strive to do.

11 comments:

dosfishes said...

Pretty cool stuff she creates. I like all the buried snaps, tools and buckles as well as the cloth and clothing. Thanks for sharing, and yes, you do do just that with your mixed pieces. Time for a major art show I think.
xox corrine

layers said...

I like that word "bricolage" for some reason-- layers of old built up to create something new- which is what you do.

Joanne Huffman said...

This is so cool! I never heard of her, either - love what she does.

Barbara said...

She is an inspiration, thanks for the video link!

mermaid gallery said...

I love the history in everything....gives it a lot of depth....

Suzanne Kistler said...

Lovely! I just want to touch it. Again. :)

Katie said...

I love she made them appear as fossils. She's just amazing. Great post on textile history. xo

Patty ♣ said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Deborah!!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I have seen her work before but never a video.Utterly amazing isn't it?

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

How apt that the next word verification that's come up is 'collectu'!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I learned about her a while back and she has inspired me to use reclaimed fibers in my Women's Work narrative quilts. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart