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Tuesday, 23 August 2011


Just catching up on some of my favourite artist's blogs (Sophie Munns & Kathryn Clark)  and was really taken with the beautiful painterly quality of these two works that were brought to my attention.

white rag quilt by Barbara Wisnoski

This beautiful pieced quilt by Barbara Wisnoski is made up of hundreds of tiny fragments sewn together in a method she describes as "Happily freed from precision, this is cutting and sewing as mantra, as pure, riotous activity." This idea is incredibly comforting, to be freed from precision, from the fear that everything must be precise to be of value, to put aside doubt and just be present in the doing. Barbara's work has also really validated my inability to throw away even the tiniest piece of fabric.
07-D122 by Chun Kwang Young
The other artist I came across was a Korean artist Chun Kwang Young who wraps tiny blocks of foam in mulberry paper and creates these incredibly intricate works that resemble by their micro geometry a kind of 3D matrix over a landscape. I find a lot of similarity in their works and their methodology. I love the way they have built up of layers in an informal grid to create such a beautifully ornate yet, from a distance, visually simple aerial landscape.


  1. These are two magnificent finds! Love them both and the cross over in their process. Thanks for this Brenna - great post :) Kx

  2. Just made my way to your wonderful blog Breanna...
    surprised and delighted when I saw the mention... how did I miss coming here before this...
    as i am coming to the UK soon I think I should take note of all your recommendations of places to see around London....
    Like what i see at your blog I must say!
    best to you,

  3. Hi Sophie, thanks for finding your way to my blog! Hope your research trip is fruitful. You must visit that car boot sale I mentioned. It's on the 1st Sunday of every month in Chiswick, London and it is just amazing. We had a wonderful day today, it's like treasure hunting. If you can visit Wales, I'd really recommend it, beautiful. If so, try to visit The Lammas Project, google it. Saturday tours. and CAT too, both Incredibly inspiring! All the best
    ps - feel free to email if you need any more info brenna at crinson dot com


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