Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lauren DiCioccio

Lauren DiCioccio's hand-embroidered, sculptural art is highly detailed, realistic and downright amazing. I'm speechless over her beautiful pieces and refer to DiCioccio's artist statement, which nicely sums up her current body of work:

My work investigates the physical/tangible beauty of commonplace mass-produced media-objects, most recently: the newspaper, magazines, office papers and writing pads, plastic bags, 35 mm slides. These media are becoming obsolete, replaced by the invisible efficiency of various technologies. In some cases, this transition is a good thing- faster transmission and distribution of information, streamlined systems, openness to user input, less waste. But a hole is left behind by the disappearance of these everyday objects. What will happen when we no longer touch information? When newsprint does not rub off onto our fingertips? When we no longer write longhand? The tedious handiwork and obsessive care I employ to create my work aims to remind the viewer of these simple but intimate pieces of everyday life and to provoke a pang of nostalgia for the familiar physicality of these objects.


I'm always impressed when an artist utilizes a medium like embroidery and turns it into a thought provoking message. These awe-inspiring pieces created with thread, fabric and determination make us question many of the uncommon and ordinary objects we encounter each day. What is the future for these objects and the impressions they leave behind?

P.S. I can't get enough of the 35mm sewnslides!

Link - Work and photographs by Lauren DiCioccio via The 20x200 Blog

9 comments:

cindy said...

they are fantastic!

Debra said...

Wow these are beautiful I've never seen anything like these.

Flotsam Friends said...

These are insane. Incredible stuff. Really interesting. When you have a moment, check out my flotsam friends. Kindest, Px

bronwyn said...

I love the plastic bags!

Angie Muresan said...

These are amazing! I would go blind if I'd attempt something like this.

teardropsouffle said...

Wow, this is the first time in a long while that my heart has jumped after seeing art. The horse jockey- my goodness! Looks like the artist is showing in Schnectedy, NY this fall, and I'll get to see these in person. Thanks so much for sharing. What a wonderful reminder that I heart your blog! (esp. your header- love that!)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

That is an insane amount of creativity and talent. And patience. :-) Love it!!

avant garde said...

her work is completely amazing, not even kidding! i too love when i stumble upon an artist using different mediums, mixing things up, testing new waters, just when you think you've seen everything and that not much can possibly be original these days, someone proves that whole theory wronger than wrong :) really amazing!

Grace said...

what unusual pieces of embroidery! I love these x

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