soft sculpture

The whipup 2009 calendar features 13 artists/makers/designers whose work has been featured on whipup. This year I hand picked the participants but next year I hope to open it up for everyone. Over the next 13 days I will be featuring each of the participants – so you can get to know them (if you don’t already) a little better.

May artist is Australian crochet sculpture artist Helle Jorgensen: www.hellejorgensen.typepad.com. Helle makes the most extraordinary crochet sculptures and jewelry (among other things). Her rubbish vortex was part of the crochet reef at the institute for figuring.

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The whipup 2009 calendar features 13 artists/makers/designers whose work has been featured on whipup. This year I hand picked the participants but next year I hope to open it up for everyone. Over the next 13 days I will be featuring each of the participants – so you can get to know them (if you don’t already) a little better.

February feature artist is Abby Glassenberg, she is a mother and soft sculpture artist www.whileshenaps.typepad.com. Her work has been featured in several books and exhibitions.

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I love this post at supernaturale – detailed instructions on how to do crochet sculpture. Also check out this related post – a pattern for a crochet baby octopus.

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Here’s to my sweet Satan’ from Julia Robinson, soft sculpture, on at Uber Gallery, Melbourne, 1 October to 4 November 2008

In Here’s to my sweet Satan, Robinson’s creatures are reminiscent of those superstitious constructs that seduced and revolted the saints with perverted whispers. The exhibition is replete with darkness, torture and a strong sense of sadism, but thankfully no moralistic overtones. Robinson’s compulsion towards the conflicts and complements that occur when objects or themes of corruption, debasement and nefariousness are met with exquisite beauty, continues in this extraordinary exhibition.

Image caption: Julia Robinson, Untitled, 2008, Variable dimensions, Flywire, fibreglass, felt, fabric, fixings, flocking, thread, resin and paint

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Love the work of Frances Trombly. Her solo show “thinking of things” was on at David Castillo Gallery (2234 NW 2 Avenue, Miami, Florida) from 10 May 2008 to 7 June 2008.

Her work gave a “profound pause for traditional sculpture practices and a new direction for often overlooked objects” “she has made both objects that are not normally made from fiber and others that normally are” “her work explores an aesthetic reconsideration of objects we would rarely give any pause other than their immediate use and eventual discarding” her work deals “with false realities, the artist’s work continues to explore labor, perception, women’s issues and history” [from the catalogue essay David Castillo Gallery]

Garden Hose, 2007, Crocheted cotton and metal hook, Site Specific installation at Casa Lin, Miami | Mop, 2008, Hand spun silver wool and cotton, wooden mop handle | Four Balloons, 2005, Crocheted cotton | Jo-Ann, 2007, Hand-embroidery on fabric | “Thinking of Things” installation view at David Castillo Gallery | Paper Corner, 2002, Hand-woven fabric

[thanks to Craftzine and my half of the brain for the links]

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