Mathew Harris was the first artist who came to mind for this post. His beautiful textile pieces have captivated me since I discovered his works-in-progress on Flickr.
Echo 3 by Mathew Harris. See website here.
I enjoyed this article by Michael Brennand-Wood.
"On my last visit to the studio we sat and talked about the latest suite of drawings and cloth works. At certain junctures, allusions would be made to specific references, images pinned to the walls of the studio. I listened as my eyes began to drift around the room, I felt as if I were in the pages of a giant sketchbook. I noticed photographs of crumpled aeroplane wings, chipped wall surfaces, Japanese Temples, old texts, scraps of cloth and paper, tiny experiments in cloth and pigment, skeins of thread, waxed papers bound by reels of linen. The walls and floor were stained, marked with the outline ghosts of previous pieces. Colour was everywhere, puttied whites, ochre reds, sepia, sooty blacks and fugitive slightly blurry marks. The quality of the colour is very specific, everything is ground, stained, dragged, it may look old, worn but all of the cloth and paper surfaces have been treated, worked into time and again until the fabric is a virtual map of the processes that shaped its existence. - Michael Brennand-Wood
Aoyama Notebook 4 by Mathew Harris. See website here.
Thinking about fragments, shards and offcuts of past artworks ....
Remnants and scraps which might have been discarded or pushed to the back of a drawer or to the bottom of the rag-bag or wood pile .....
re-invented as artworks.
A delicious thought!
Authentic Movement 2 by M.J. Cunningham. Leslie introduced me to M.J's work. See more here.
Lisa Jurist's layered work is amazing! See blog here and etsy shop here.
Seth Apter. See Seth's blog here and Etsy shop here.
People Say .... by Cheryl McClure. See more here.
Fragment 2 by Maximova. See more here.
Fragments by Christian Burchard. (Thin slices of warped, bleached and sandblasted madrone timber). See more here.
Takamaya Dai. See more here.
Mosaic by Rosalie Gascoigne. Fragments of decorated china, tins, timber, printed art reproductions on board. See here.
David Neale Jewellery. See website here and blog here.
Photograph by Yehan Wang. See website here.