Tuesday, July 9, 2013

swoon for sewing machines.

How much do you think I love the sewing machine series by Boston based artist KJ James?  If you said A LOT, you were almost right as I like them A LOT, A LOT, A LOT.

 I fell upon her work in an ad for her current exhibit and had to search out more. The subject is obviously up my alley as it is not only sewing equipment but also a banal object. Her style of drawing is both meticulous and labored as well as expressive and imperfect.

I really enjoy how she sometime shows the innards of the machine or "stains" her paper. It is really a wonderful contrast to her perfect replication in the drawings. I am sort of swooning. Reminds me a bit of this series.

All of her work is lovely see more here.  Maybe I should try to do a studio exchange with her I NEED to meet some artists here ASAP, I am fiercely missing my Brooklyn community right about now.


Princess said...

This is gorgeous!

Joetta M. said...

I know I want one so very much. they are so lovely.

Gemma said...

I'm in love - thanks for sharing :D

Gem (EDiS) x