Monday, August 15, 2011

making the "awful and corrupt delicious again."

Julie Peppito is not a fiber artist but she often employs fiber and stitching in her gorgeous and playful sculptures.

Her works seems to be in the realm a child's imagination of a fantasy world of color, nature, and hybrid life. In some ways it reminds me of Kimberley Harts awesome work.

Julie states this:

Nature, consumerism and the ways they connect are primary themes in my work. I transform trinkets, trash, and the residue of Americana into paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations. By bundling, layering and stitching together the waste around me, I confront the mass of consumer goods that tugs at my wallet and overflows the Earth.

By decorating the debris with carefully illustrated narratives and embroidered textures I redirect its message and attempt to eclipse its damage. I want to make the awful and corrupt delicious again.

Not to mention that her drawings are uber gorgeous and "delicious" too. I love how the work seems somehow simple and light but also is covered in stuff or full of stuff. A wonderful balance.

See more work here.