Monday, September 21, 2009
I was forwarded the work if artist Richard Saja's blog Historically Inaccurate and found his work to be very interesting.
Richard embroiders onto historically printed found images and fabrics to create comments on history and society. In a weird way his work reminds me of the clothing work of Yinka Shonibare who just had a show at the Brooklyn Museum. They both manipulate traditional fabrics and ideas to comment on current situations and the legacy of history.
He also created a super gorgeous chandelier like mobile of what I think are stuffed pigs. I love it.
Makes me think about how I can incorporate already existing patterns of fabric into my work?
See more work here.