Saturday, 25 May 2013

Inspiration - Imogen Luddy

I stumbled across Imogen's work when I was researching something entirely different. Can't believe I didn't see this when writing my MA thesis on craft in the digital age. This work is from her website (which isn't dated but from a few other articles I've read about her I'm guessing it's 2010 or earlier), also Imogen is a fellow BA Textiles graduate from Goldsmiths. SFG represent.

"Imogen’s textile practice spans wallpapers, fabrics, surfaces and desirable products for interior environments. Working across a wide range of media, including laser-cutting, embroidery, crochet and ceramics, she seeks to find new and innovative ways of exploring traditional crafts. Using antique lace, doilies and embroidered samplers as a starting point, her work aims to subvert these traditional practices by ‘digitising’ their structures and reproducing them in unexpected materials"

Cross stitch table

"Using 16th century Italian lace as a starting point, this laser cut stainless steel Cross Stitch Table subverts the notion of a traditional table covering. In this piece, the role of the stitch is reversed; where its usual function is to build up the surface, here the absent marks of the ‘cross stitch’ replicate the pattern. The material too is transformed from a conventional delicate fabric to a hard and masculine metal surface"

Digital doily, stainless steel

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