When people think of crochet they probably imagine old doilie ornamental mats. Ornamental table coverings which have little relevance in current culture. Consequently there has been little demand in crochet products, the young have been unwilling to learn this craft and the old have been unable to pass their knowledge on. Although the craft of crochet still exists it has suffered a steep decline.
Its worth remembering that Crochet is a craft, a medium and not a design. Crochet can be applied to almost any design, or art, and crochet can create any graphic whether a traditional, deconstructive or futuristic. The only limit to crochet is our imagination to make it fascinating and relevant.
Joana Vasconcelos is like a talented painter, but who paints with cotton to make incredible art with crochet. Maybe her work can also help inspire people to learn and keep this art form from being forgotten.
Her work is a true feast for everyone’s eyes. Thank you Joana.
In my opinion her most stunning work are her animal figures, a combination of beautiful form, graphic and texture.
Via the incredible Joana Vasconcelos image collection at Pie Ineses.blogspot.com
There is something fascinating about adding texture to natural form. This is not the first time I have seen artistic expression applied to the surface of animal sculpture, for more examples of what I mean check out 2 posts on this blog titled “Huichols – Unkown Bead Artists from Mexico” and ”
Jacobo and Maria Angeles – Masters of Form, Graphic,Texture and Symbol“.