reblogging here because i can see this being relevant to anyone who’s ever tried to get out of an abusive relationship
Reblogging because that last comment made me reread the whole thing in a new light and realize this could be vital information. So, putting it out there for everyone, and hoping no one ever really needs it.
Amanda Elizabeth Joseph is an artist hailing from Fort Wwayne, Indiana, USA. There truly is a kind of disgusting beauty and revolting tenderness to Joseph’s paintings…nasty skin infections and herpes-like sores made of glittered sequins and ruby jewels. Kiss me
Joesph’s careful rendering of the imperfections of the skin (pimples, acne, skin blemishes and discoloration, etc.) is what adds that little cherry on top that successfully compliments the odd and colorful skin diseases that adorns the subjects’ skin in her series.
Lorenzo Nanni born in Italy, is a 34 years old textile artist living and working in Paris. He specialized in embroidery.
I use natural minerals and materials: felt, silks, cotton fabrics & threads, wools & fibers, glass and precious stones (Quartz, jade…). I use bones too, along with woods, metals and rhodoïds. It was spontaneous for me to choose these types of materials because my pieces are inspired by flora, fauna and anatomy. I have a lot of respect for nature and animals.
On my production method, I always begin with a sketch. Then I move to pattern-construction, dying then assembling fibers and finally embroidery. The time of the process can vary from 10 days up to 9 months of work, depending on the objects. Some pieces require 100 hours of embroidering. They are all unique pieces.The use of fiber has never been lost; the textile has always accompanied the painting as a form of decorative art, and has undergone the changes of time and civilization; suffered the influence of shapes, volumes and materials.