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Anna TormaThese dazzling textile pieces are from Anna Torma’s series called Play. Here’s what she says on her site:

“PLAY is the title of my new hand embroidered works, based on children’s drawings and color photographs printed on transparent layers of silk. I used 2 layers of transparent silk tissues-the front and back, and vivid colors in between to get the irregular, surprising transparent pastel effect after I embroidered the surface with running stitches, imitating the drawing lines with color and thickness.”

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A3A7a4Gorgeous detail and yet totally playful. I would love to ask her how long one piece takes.

The following are from a series for an exhibit called Paper Doll.

Paper Doll takes as its point of departure a little known collection of hand-made paper dolls and doll clothes by the poet Sylvia Plath that reveal her early skills as a visual artist and designer. Although historically regarded as ephemera, the paper doll operates within the feminine narrative, embodying the interior worlds of fantasy and play. While largely operating within the domestic sphere of the home, important links can be made to popular culture, glamour and fashion with the production of movie star paper dolls from the 1950s onwards. The exhibition provides a space for the interplay between the Plath material and the work of seven contemporary artists.”

Anna TormaScreen Shot 2013-07-12 at 9.29.39 AMScreen Shot 2013-07-12 at 9.29.50 AMMind = blown.

More on her site here.

xoxo, Shannon