There are some incredibly inspirational textile artists out there. One of the artists rocking my boat just now is Lauren DiCioccio. In her “Sewn News” series, Lauren encased pages of the New York TImes in muslin and then picked out parts of the photographic content using embroidery.
In her description of the work, Lauren says she “describe[s] the beauty of the ritual experience of newspaper-reading by describing the paper as a tactile and fragile object in the language of craft.”
But I see another layer of meaning here; she is also showing us that an editor can manage our view of current events. The actual newspaper is still there, but its a ghosted image behind what Lauren really wants us to see.
The ‘Inspiration: Artist” series shines a light on artists in textiles and other mediums, whose work makes my head spin. If you want to share the love for an artist you’ve come across, post a link in the comments.