Thursday, April 3, 2008

Discovered: Ptolemy Mann

Thanks to the wonderful blog, I learned about the beautiful work of Ptolemy Mann, a textile/fiber artist based in London. Mann studied at the Central Saint Martins school in the mid-1990s and has been working on commissions and projects steadily since. As her statement reads, all pieces are hand-dyed and woven on a loom called a Dobby Loom, then removed and stretched onto wood frames to give the work a three-dimensional/sculptural quality. An image of one work is like a Donald Judd wrapped in eye popping woven threads. Her approach with this medium, like Shelia Hicks, is taking it to the next level. It's a seamless blend between art/craft/weaving/sculpture/painting. It's inpiring and original. Great discovery. She also runs a color consultancy business. Take a look:

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