inspiration: the art of Dominique Falla
Thanks to a tipoff from CraftZine I recently discovered Australian artist Dominique Falla. And I want her to be my new crafty best friend.
Dominique makes art using a variety of tactile mediums, relying heavily on thread, sewing and stitching motifs, with a lot of typography thrown in. Pretty much a dream to a girl like me.
The above piece is made with nails and thread. I’m absolutely mesmerized by the way the color changes on this piece.
Embroidered quilt blocks.
A typeface based on Fair Isle knitting, then embroidered on paper.
This is from a series of 26 pieces where each letter is made using a stitchery or craft technique that starts with that letter. (A is for Applique, H is for Herringbone Stitch, R is for Ruching, etc.)
And finally, lettering made from the negative space formed by a cluster of gumpaste flowers (part of a large cake).
Stitching, crafting, typography AND cake? Oh my. Dominique’s work is so inspiring – I’d love to make huge nail/thread mural on my big, empty dining room wall… but I think 2000 nails in the wall might really send my landlord over the edge.