Monday, 25 June 2012

Evelin Kasikov - inspiration

I may just be ever so slightly in love with the work by Evelin Kasikov. She uses the CMYK colour system that is traditionally used in offset printing to create her hand embroidered pieces. Kasikov describes her work as a 'hand-made printing process', she explains how it is created:

"I use conventional screen angles: Cyan 105˚, Magenta 75˚, Yellow 90˚ and Black 45˚ and prepare dot screens for cross-stitch. Works are stitched using cotton threads in CMYK colours, the intensity of colour depends on the number of strands used. The final outcome is a printed page created by hand"

The Beatles - Abbey Road

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Close up of the stitch method used 

Although all her works are pretty amazing I was drawn to her project 'Craft Meets Music' (for the obvious mutual interest in music as inspiration). The posters use well-known album artwork from bands such as The Beatles and Pink Floyd and are converted into halftone patterns that are then converted into her CMYK hand embroidered cross stitch technique. The way the work is perceived is intriguing. As I work a lot with pixelated patterns and I'm familiar with halftone printing (and also the album covers) I recognize the elements within the posters. To those without that understanding the work is all together something quite different, leaving it up to the viewer to interpret the work and use their imagination to find any meaning.

You can see more of her work here on her website. So clever.

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