Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hard and Fast

That's how it was for me when I recently saw a tease of Diane Savona's work on Morna Crite-Moore's blogsite, and fell instantly, deeply in love with her work.  This first piece that I'm showcasing, "Fossil Strata", is like magic for me.  I could stare at it for hours and marvel at her handwork, her composition, her subtle colorways, and her choices of sewing notions. 

Diane says:
My art is constructed of salvaged linens, found at the local equivalent of archaeological digs -garage sales. Once-common crocheted doilies and embroidered tablecloths are becoming extinct.  By presenting them as unearthed fossil specimens, I hope to change viewers perception of our textile heritage. 

Domestic Markings #2

Domestic Markings #3

Visit Diane's website and see other series she is also working on.  These next 2 pieces are based on maps, and aerial views of the disasters in New Orleans and Japan
Hurricane, New Orleans
Chalmette section

close up view

Tsunami, Japan

These next 2 she calls her Fossil Garment Series in which she deconstructs garments and overlays them on top of her strata work. 
Landscape of a Past Civilization

Overgrown Fossil
I hope you get a chance to explore her site for a real treat.


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