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Assignment Two Artists – Hsiao-Chi Tsai

The work of Hsiao-Chi Tsai is extraordinarily diverse, ranging from large-scale, sculptural textiles to couture, ready-to-wear accessories and jewellery. A Taiwanese-born artist, now working in London, her work is described as wearable sculpture. An examination of her millinery clearly demonstrates this. With its use of different materials, from the traditional to the innovative, her hats […]

Assignment Two Artists – Hillary Waters

In stark contrast to my other chosen artists, Hillary Waters Fayle produces the most intricate, detailed work, combining leaves, seed pods and other natural materials with delicate stitch and embroidery. Hillary describes her work as follows: “By combining these organic objects with the rich traditions of needlecraft, I bind nature and the human touch. Both […]

Assignment Two Artists – John Bisbee

American artist John Bisbee produces fascinating, intricate sculptures using only forged and welded, hammered, bent and twisted nails. Despite the industrial construction methods and use of a traditionally hard, inflexible source material, Bisbee creates pieces that have amazing fluidity and sense of natural form. Welding is a powerful, strong join that allows the creation of […]

Assignment Two Artists – Olek

Born Agneta Oleksiak, Olek is a Polish-born crochet artist, living in New York and producing astonishing large-scale crochet installations worldwide. Her work is often sexually charged, provocative and feminist. Her crocheted apartment installation exhibition in New York (March 2011) offers quirky humour, vibrant colour and a liberal sprinkling of messages that many might find challenging, […]