UP / DOWN
Textile object
2013
Felt
250 x 50 x 50
UP / DOWN
Textile object
2013
Felt
250 x 50 x 50
UP / DOWN is part of the series Organic Cuts in which I examine how flat fabrics can be transformed into three-dimensional, organic and sensuous textiles.

UP / DOWN are two textile objects, laser cut after the same drawing. In Up parts of the forms and contours are falling out and down. This creates big holes which allow for the penetration of light and allow the eye to see through. In Down the forms and figures almost fit the holes. When the fabric is folded vertically it only creates crevices and slits.

The piece derives from concrete observations of the structures in the plant Primula Veris. Somewhere along the process the organic point of departure is obliterated and transforms into large edgy figures.

Despite the very edgy figures both parts of the piece appear as physical organisms with references to trunks, bark and thicket. Both recreate a surprising organic and sensuous expression with clear references to nature. It is a s if the primordial plant structure has returned. When lit, they will cast various shadows on the floor and enter into interplay with the room and the viewer.

UP was exhibited at the handicraft and design biennial Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk og Design 2013 in Rundetaarn, Copenhagen.
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