Oct
18

 This is a sampling of the artwork by Frederique Morrel.  To see more of her work got to her website.  I have a huge appreciation for artists that make time consuming labour intensive work.  The textile arts have become very undervalued in the past few hundred years.  It seems like everyone assumes that machines are making things, but there is a person operating every sewing machine.  These creatures are modern momento mori in which no animals were harmed (always a bonus!).  The combination of old craft and  traditional imagery makes these sculptures very familiar in a wierd way.  It is like they have always existed.  I feel like I have seen them before even though they are new to our culture of contemporary crafts.  I think the references to kitchy folklore makes them extra appealing. 

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One Response to “Not your grandma’s needlepoint: luscious animal madness

 
  1. Appreciate this post. Will try it out.

 

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