Friday, May 23, 2008

how to make something with nothing

Another rejection in the mail today. So I did my noon-day wander on the internet, and stumbled on Jamie Karoses.

She won first place in the Design Sponge Scholarship competition, out of 2000 entries. What a thrill, and so well-deserved. I recognize a couple of her pieces from the Women of Cloth exhibit. Her design is sharp, but what moves me is her transformation of old textiles into art. I like how she explores rips, tears, and fragments --- the natural fate of fabric --- and literally weaves fragility into her work. Makes me want to throw out everything in my studio but the oldest of lace, and start working. Wonderful.