material specimens

Fibrous pathways exploring connectivity while illuminating an ecology that embraces serenity.

Through material investigations, I extract value from plants, minerals and discarded fragments by prolonging ephemeral disintegration within a series of terrestrial experiments.

 
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a focus on material origin

     

    

 beeswax

beeswax

 reclaimed strached gauze

reclaimed strached gauze

 pine needles

pine needles

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 flax

flax

 reclaimed batting

reclaimed batting

 natural pigment

natural pigment

 reclaimed coiling core

reclaimed coiling core


material specimens

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plant

seed

iron

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weathered buoy

ottoman interior coiling

reclaimed fibers

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reclaimed coiling core

beeswax

titanium dioxide

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tomato cage

reclaimed batting + fibers

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flax harvested in corvallis Oregon 

[flax grown by PNW  Fibershed]

LINEN thread from north-eastern Europe

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 flax / linen perimeter, flexible rattle gate

flax / linen perimeter, flexible rattle gate

 process: plant inspiration, pigment watercolor, linen thread, tc2 digital jacquard sample, tc2 digital jacquard weaving  threaded sculptures: linen, wire, beeswax

process: plant inspiration, pigment watercolor, linen thread, tc2 digital jacquard sample, tc2 digital jacquard weaving

threaded sculptures: linen, wire, beeswax

 process

process

 tc2 digital jacquard sample and final weaving: linen weft

tc2 digital jacquard sample and final weaving: linen weft

 linen thread sculptures [beeswax, wire]

linen thread sculptures [beeswax, wire]

 tc2 digital jacquard weaving: linen weft

tc2 digital jacquard weaving: linen weft

 all images taken by mario gallucci