Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Liz Saintsing

I found Liz Saintsing's website through some internet-desgin related searching and was immediately drawn to her work. Based in San Francisco, Liz Saintsing is an artist, (she studied printmaking), who finds old vintage purses, gloves, belts and various textiles which she brings back to life through her printed designs of birds, animals and other nature imagery which are hand-silkscreened onto the objects.

The results are one of a kind. The old, funky shapes of vintage bags have a fresh, contemporary feel, yet the images don't jar with/or take away from the vintage quality. In many respects they seem to fit naturally, as if they were originally a part of the object. The gloves are a personal favorite. Her work sells at various locations around the USA and online.

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