Ten more embroidered postcards from my latest Coordination series…
Ulrika Kestere “The Girl With the 7 Horses”
embroidery on vintage photograph by Stacey Page
Two Dresses by Eleanor Amoroso for BLOW Presents, 2012
Photography by Rosie Welsh
C. Seifert- Modern Pattern, 1928
New Orleans Nightscapes I (part 1) by Frank Relle
The Struggle to Right Oneself, 2011
In this self-portrait series, Skarbakka captures himself in moments of suspended peril: falling off balconies, tumbling head over heels in painfully precarious falls, slipping nude in the shower, or teetering on the edge of a fateful leap from a railway bridge. In the artist’s statement Skarbakka references philosopher Martin Heidegger’s description of human existence as a process of perpetual falling, and the responsibility of each person to catch ourselves from our own uncertainty. He writes:
This photographic work is in response to this delicate state. It comprises a culmination of thought and emotion, a tying together of the threads of everything I perceive life has come to represent. It is my understanding and my perspective, which relies on the shifting human conditions of the world that we inhabit. It’s exploration resides in the sublime metaphorical space from where balance has been disrupted to the definitive point of no return. It asks the question of what it means to resist the struggle, to simply let go. Or what are the consequences of holding on?
Odin and Sleipnir carving (Oslo)
Wearable Organic Senior Fashions by Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth
Inspired by Norwegian folklore, “Eyes as Big As Plates” is a series depicting their neighborly Finnish elders festooned in the organic materials of their homeland, each an enigmatic but equally endearing character that has sprung to life from the old world fables. You can check out their show at the Recess in Red Hook in Brooklyn, NY through April 26, 2013.