Archive for June 20, 2010

Tapestry Girl 2007-2010 B.O.W

Posted: June 20, 2010 in B.O.W-2010

The tapestries reflect the design elements from the tagging, graffiti, stencil art and ripped tagged bill posters that are omnipresent in every neighborhood, laneway and city. If there is a blank wall someone will fill it, others will add to it, creating an unorganised collaborative piece of creativity at its rawest. It offers a social commentary of the urban cultures within the community and a feeling of visual claustrophobia that abounds wherever cities form.  I use tapestry to represent my images because the repetition of the stitches echo the pixels of digital work and the spray-paint used on the streets. I also love the irony of how street art is so fast, contemporary and masculine and tapestry is so time consuming, traditional and femine.

tapestrygirlothernationstapestry girl flyer

Exhibition, with Korshi, his Blog link

I was selected from over 4000 entries to exhibit, “Walking Home”, at the Stanthorpe 2010 Art Festival in Stanthorpe, QLD

‘Seeing Double Lines’, honours women and the symbols that are life changing. Winner of the 2009 Waverley Art Prize – Mixed Media