Category: Fiber and Paper

Fiber Graffiti: Laura Ortiz Vega

I saw Laura Ortiz Vega’s fibre graffiti in Toronto a few months ago and her work is captivating.  She uses thread and a natural beeswax (cera de Campeche) on board to document the street art of Mexico City where she works. Some of her work was small street […]

Layering & Weaving: Paper Paintings

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson’s love of collage started with a scrapbox of mementos from childhood, triggering the journey to the works she does today from torn bits of hand-painted papers.  (Above, Jazz Singer) -Fine Feathers My technique has evolved as a result of experimentation with hand-painted, hand-made and […]

Jennifer Collier: Paper Goods

British artist Jennifer Collier  remakes household objects in unusual paper fabrics constructed by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching.   -Letter Dress, 50 x 50cm “The papers are treated as if cloth, with the main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles,” Collier says. –Map SLR Camera, […]

Peter Gentenaar: Paper Delights

Peter Gentenaar’s Street Baroque (above) is one of  his lyrical works  in hand-made paper that defy definition.  More than 100 of the ephemeral sculptures were hung in an abbey church at Saint-Riquier,  France,  in an exhibition that drew significant attention. Gentenaar, based in The Netherlands, has a comprehensive […]

Tim Hortons Bags & Hoop Embroidery

A great post by a Toronto blogger tipped me to this  exhibit at the Ontario Crafts Council in Toronto, called Studio Remix.  The work of Shuyu Lu and Aneela Dias D’Sousa in particular caught my eye. She uses the Tim Hortons (coffee) bag, familiar to every Canadian, and […]