The creative method is nourished by personal experience. Sometimes it serves an emotional need to enable the re-experience of the internal narratives and to work them freely and organically through gestures. This way, the individual story of the artist becomes a shareable experience and part of a mutual adventure. The structured nature of weaving is capable of channeling the fluttering emotions towards the conscious and rational in a peculiar way and arranging them into a new quality that is useful for others.
‘Once upon a time…’ collection
Fabric can be both a sensitive tool for artistic expression and an everyday object. This collection consists of pieces inspired by a true story, telling it with cool surfaces and soothing shades, and delivering the gift of exceptional care.
“Once Upon…” is a specific project since it was inspired by the experience of loss. However, the message hidden in the patterns is revealed to the viewer lucidly, with an opposite sign, proclaiming the order of nature and the ongoing life. Grief gets reversed, the elaboration of which requires as much time and patience on the paths of the soul as the weaving itself.
Quarter, Decima, Nest, Lea: something in the tissue of cells, something in time, something in the veins of leaves, in the crown of a tree. In the flight of birds, in the blue of the open sky, in letting go, in the endless cycle. Or in a network of tiny labyrinths, where no stories are the same, yet united by a superior harmony.
So the tale became a pattern. Braids of leaves and tendrils softly waving, tides of tender and silver lining.
By the fulfillment of the symbolic mission of the beddings and decorative pillows that represent the safe home, a lasting design was created that provides a high level of comfort through its materials, careful methods, and delicate finish. They are also examples of domestic quality fabric production and preserving the local professional knowledge still available.
The life and humanity hiding between the lines of the jacquard of “Once Upon…” sum up the best of the weaving art, where the surface calls and the depth murmurs.
The development of the collection was funded partially by the Moholy-Nagy Design Grant.