"These clothes belonged to me
when my body was still on earth."
To tell a story about one ordinary woman
I sewed clothes, then used patinering, sanding, bleaching
and painting with silk color to make them look old.
Hand woven coat
Another story of the Dance
technique : Mixed media
This work is inspired by Matisse’s painting, La Danse.
Everytime I see the pairing, I wonder “Why are they dancing without any clothes?”
What I wanted to do is bringing a movement of the bodies and composition of the painting into three dimensional world by giving each dancers a dress, but without actual bodies of dancers.
Leg eye pillow
Pieces of characters
Playing with patterns, colors and shapes,
as going back and forth between art and craft.
Chinese characters are broken up and reconstructed into patterns.
The pattern is painted on the warp by hand.
Now the pieces of characters start to have new meaning on the fabric..
Photo by Emmi Roosling