Friday, 20 June 2014

Flowing Time

Embroidery has a long history dating back as far as 3000 BC and is considered one of the earliest forms of art. With the appearance of the needle and thread and handmade clothing, embroidery seems to have appeared all over the world concurrently.

Early apprenticeships often lasted 10 years, with as a result, culture and material dependent embroidery styles were passed down through the ages to the present day.

These vibrant pieces, were created by Peruvian embroiderer and artist Ana Teresa Barboza. Her threaded natural landscapes are alive, as they literally flow out of the confines of their frames and down the wall.

By portraying the natural world through a time consuming process like embroidery, Ana is highlighting the common connection between the two - time - needed to make something worthwhile, both in the natural world and art.


Artist's work and photos via Bored Panda

Sources: Embroidery


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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Awesome Alien

Here's one of my latest designs - It's also on t-shirts and other cool stuff: HERE


"From out of thin air - an alien - you feeling ok? And . . . why? . . . Have you seen any lately?" asks a cynical voice.

"Yup, fine thanks and no, I haven't sighted one, awesome or otherwise. The design was inspired by a children's story I've written and illustrated. Incidentally, it is not about aliens at all. The story in turn is based on a mural I painted many moons ago, for my son. I've been in the throes of publishing the story ever since."

"How long ago would that be?"

"For . . . um . . . dare I say it . . . [ whispering ] over 10 years," I reply.

"OMG 10 years! What have you been doing? Growing the trees and making the paper too?" says the taunting voice.

"No I haven't and don't be so facetious!" I snarl. "Life in general has been the cause of the numerous shelvings, as well as a minor hiccup - leading to a total rewrite."

"So, what now?" goads the voice.

"At the moment, the story is being edited by a fresh pair of eyes and then. . ."

"Yes? . . . And then, . . . then what?"

"Then, I am going to steam forward, into the unchartered (for me anyway) land of self-publishing and bring the bugger out, once and for all, as a fabulous children's story book!"

[ Cue synhcronized glazed over looks from family members and friends ]

"Ha! Pigs might fly." laughs the voice.

"You think? Well, you just watch this space . . ."

 

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Awesome Alien

Here's one of my latest designs - It's also on t-shirts and other cool stuff: HERE


"From out of thin air - an alien - you feeling ok? And . . . why? . . . Have you seen any lately?" asks a cynical voice.

"Yup, fine thanks and no, I haven't sighted one, awesome or otherwise. The design was inspired by a children's story I've written and illustrated. Incidentally, it is not about aliens at all. The story in turn is based on a mural I painted many moons ago, for my son. I've been in the throes of publishing the story ever since."

"How long ago would that be?"

"For . . . um . . . dare I say it . . . [ whispering ] over 10 years," I reply.

"OMG 10 years! What have you been doing? Growing the trees and making the paper too?" says the taunting voice.

"No I haven't and don't be so facetious!" I snarl. "Life in general has been the cause of the numerous shelvings, as well as a minor hiccup - leading to a total rewrite."

"So, what now?" goads the voice.

"At the moment, the story is being edited by a fresh pair of eyes and then. . ."

"Yes? . . . And then, . . . then what?"

"Then, I am going to steam forward, into the unchartered (for me anyway) land of self-publishing and bring the bugger out, once and for all, as a fabulous children's story book!"

[ Cue syncronized glazed over looks from family members and friends ]

"Ha! Pigs might fly." laughs the voice.

"You think? Well, you just watch this space . . ."


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