Archive | May, 2014

Eliza Bennett – Artist

12 May

tumblr_my78r6KTJm1t4sz3to2_1280Eliza Bennett, una artista textil, de Inglaterra, de la cual su obra está dentro de mi catálogo de “subversive textiles”, piezas hechas con fibras inquietantes y rebeldes. Sólo basta ver estas fotografías para establecer un contacto directo y dialogar con su obra “A Woman´s Work is Never Done”. 

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A series of photographic works titled ‘A Woman’s Work is Never Done’ Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand.  By using the technique of embroidery, which is traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of its opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy.  Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ‘ancillary’ jobs, such as cleaning, caring and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’. 

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The technique, I recall first applying to my hand under a table during a home economics class in school. I was totally amazed to find that I could pass a needle under the top layers of skin without any pain, only a mild discomfort.  As with many childhood whims it passed and I hadn’t thought any more about it until quite recently when I decided to apply the process to my hand to make it appear calloused and work worn like that of a manual labourer. Some viewers consider the piece to be a feminist protest, for me it’s about human value. After all, there are many men employed in caring, catering, cleaning etc… all jobs traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’. Such work is invisible in the larger society, with ‘A woman’s work’ I aim to represent it. 

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Anthropologie: Away We Go – Mexico

10 May

Ya habían visto este video de Anthropologie grabado en la ciudad e Guanajuato? Los colores y calles están lindísimas como esa ciudad sabe ser y la estación de verano le va muy bien. Noten la casa del Arq. Luis Barragán, hermosa. Es la primera vez que veo que Anthropologie usa locaciones de México. De seguro debe haber más, conocen otras?

Chequen otras ideas de Anthropologie para regalar el día de las madres. Nosotros elegimos este outfit!

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Anthropologie in Guanajuato

Cojines hechos en telar

9 May

Una idea de regalo para las mamás puede ser unos lindos cojines! Ik studio se encargó de hacer 6 cojines para una amiga nuestra. Utilizamos un telar cuadrado y nos pusimos a tejer. Estos cojines son muy versátiles para la decoración porque tienen 2 vistas, la del tejido y la de una tela estampada o un color liso.

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cojines telar – ik studio

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