Sunday, May 12, 2013

Wooden Fabric / Elisa Strozyk

I came across this artist - Elisa Strozyk- She does some great things with wood. I would love to see more on her process. I know right now geoshapes are really in- and its coming into art as well. 

This is from the artist site talking about her pieces -
""Wooden Textiles" convey a new tactile experience. We are used to experience wood as a hard material; we know the feeling of walking across wooden floors, to touch a wooden tabletop or to feel the bark of a tree. But we usually don't experience a wooden surface which can be manipulated by touch.
"Wooden Textiles" is a material that is half wood-half textile, between hard and soft, challenging what can be expected from a material or category. It looks and smells familiar but feels strange, as it is able to move and form in unexpected ways.
The processes to transform wood into a flexible wooden surface is its deconstruction into pieces, which are then attached to a textile base. Depending on the geometry and size of the tiles each design shows a different behavior regarding flexibility and mobility. There are various possible applications, for example as floorings, curtains, drapes, plaids, upholstery or parts of furniture.?

 I personally love the look of this stuff. Its very tactile and even thought it is wood it looks like it could be soft. If you get a chance, look her up - she does many other things as well. 

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