Sunday, 26 July 2009
Continuing the hair theme indirectly, I adore the work of Italian born, London based artist Maurizio Anzeri. His series "Family Day" is what caught my eye immediately, because it combines my two passions of textiles/embroidery and photography in the most elegant, inspired way! He embroiders tightly stretched geometric colour wheels and spirograph forms over the faces of people in old found photographs, creating wonderful, sometimes surreal, sometimes sinister masks for these faces to hide behind.
He has collaborated with fashion designer Alexander McQueen and also uses hair to create clothing forms that wow in their scale and craftsmanship.
His work simply makes me want to get to my own work! Always a good thing.