March 14, 2011

fiber optic

Stunning fiber art from talented Canadian artist has made me eager to check out Le Centre de Textiles Contemporains de Montréal next time we are sur l'îsle. I like the use of fine, delicate materials & techniques to create substantial-feeling, architectural pieces. 

The detailed needlepoint lace pieces by Dorie Millerson, a Toronto based artist, rarify when cast in shadow, like a ghostly memory of the object itself, & become the finished piece for me; the object itself, while beautiful, moreso a vehicle. 

This particular necklace by Mélanie Champagne, a Montréal based artist who creates wearable machine-knit pieces, feels like both an embellishment & a burden, a modern take on a traditional feminine theme.

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