In a last-minute attempt to drum up some students for my (about to be canceled!) Screen Printed Fabric Wallpaper class at Lillstreet Art Center… Here’s one of the most compelling arguments I can make for why fabric wall paper is THE BEST EVER.
LOOOK at how SATISFYING it is to PEEEEEL off the wall! And it left the wall completely undamaged! Perfect for renters or transitional spaces!
Don’t YOU want to learn to print your own fabric wallpaper?! Sign up by Sunday!!!
Kjersti Faret—“The Execution of Lady Jane Grey”
Depicts the young head of Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Day Queen, after she was executed and the quote from her executioner as he displayed her head.
Kjersti Faret is currently a junior at SVA studying illustration. Her favorite mediums include etching, embroidery, gouache and ink. She is half Norwegian and half cat, both of which influence her work greatly.
This is the stage my quilt and chair project is at. I am really happy with the result, particularly because I have never quilted or upholstered before. All I need to work through is some questions regarding installation. I’m thinking of placing it on a plinth to bring it closer to the viewers eye level and removing the interactive element of the work.
Nadia Myre, Indian Act
Indian Act speaks of the realities of colonization - the effects of contact, and its often-broken and untranslated contracts. The piece consists of all 56 pages of the Canadian Federal Government’s Indian Act mounted on stroud cloth and sewn over with red and white glass beads. Each word is replaced with white beads sewn into the document; the red beads replace the negative space.
Did I mention I met her? Yeah, I met her, she’s really nice.
She did this project with hundreds of native people, women mostly.
It took years.
"Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’"
A woman’s work is never done