JOANA VASCONCELOS' HANDMADE CROCHET ARTWORKS

10.3.13








Lisbon-based artist  Joana Vasconcelos creates amazing sculptural work and site-specific installations of all kinds. In the series of crocheted animals, Vasconcelos envelopes ceramic, plastic, and rubber sculptures, created by Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, with delicate patterns of handmade cotton crochet and lace. The intricate details of each handmade creation are evidence of the artist's extreme technical skills and she presents her viewers with the strength and resilience of a craft that is typically associated with softness and effeminacy. Circular patterns, flowers, and swirls cover the surface of various and quite unrelated animals, including a snake, a crab, and the bust of a bull. In each impressive piece, Vasconcelos blurs all kinds of boundaries, including that of artistic ownership, as she covers someone else's sculptures in her own handmade work. Really awesome!!!!







1 comment:

  1. WOW, amazing, beautiful, creative and mind-blowing. I have always admired her work and she has the ingenuity of always coming up with something new and even more spectacular. BIG FAN.

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