Tuesday, November 22, 2011

beads and patterns oh my!

Recently while I was perusing the website of Lyons Wier Gallery I came across the work of Jan Hulig and though her work does not utilize fabric in a direct way- you can see through her patterning and use of color that she looks at it as an inspiration regularly.

Her works are 3 dimensional mixed media works using glass beads to cover and "decorate" the objects with patterns and colors that reference her world travels and the play and fantasy of childhood.

They are gorgeous, meticulously crafted, and oh so joyful.

Her recent press release stated:

Neither sketched nor planned, Huling's three-dimensional works draw
inspiration from her travels to India and Mexico, as well as imagined, playful
scenes reminiscent of childhood fairy tales and fantasies. Huling's work is
approachable yet evocative, incorporating spiritual iconography alongside
humorous artifacts of contemporary popular culture. The armatures for
Huling's sculptures are an unpredictable mix of forms ranging from Kewpie
and Munny dolls to birds and tiny life-sized insects. This exploration of
shape and scale adds to the whimsical charm of her work.

In addition to seed beads, Huling's colorful sculptures incorporate a variety
of found objects, such as buttons, coins, tokens and costume jewelry.
Huling's slow and meticulous beading process, the intricacy of her swirling,
hypnotic patterns, and the spontaneous manner with which Huling
approaches each new project results in sculpture that is both delicate
and alluring to touch.

Little pony

See more here.

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