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Tapestry Beau Monde in Black materials: 100 % recycled materials and textiles. This tapestry is knotted and braided by hand with strips of black recycled textiles. These textiles, like discarded fashion garments, I have in abundance. Black fashion keeps on being popular, we think black is fashionable, stylish and chic. The base of the weave are used tenniscourt nets, therefore this tapestry has this shape and these borders. This way a unique piece is created that is very tangible and will visually surprise you time after time. The different associations about black cross your mind when you look at this piece. Calming your mind, creating a great stillness. Black is the ultimate spacious colour, it is everything and nothing at the same time. Experience black in all its shades and textures when this tapestry is hanging on a wall.
Painting:Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)
Size:79 W x 100 H x 3 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
Packaging:Ships Rolled in a Tube
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Femke van Gemert creates tapestries, wall-hangings, sculptures and installations made of 100 % recycled textiles. They can be works on commission, site specific designs with the use of discarded textiles from various sources. She does this because of a very strong conviction that we need to reconsider waste. Knowing the intense effect on the global environment and human labour conditions the textile and fashion industry has, Femke decided to not use any virgin materials for there artworks. She constantly works on a range of autonomous works. For Femke working with discarded fabrics and textiles is a continuous study and experiment of what she can do with these leftovers of our intensive consumer society. Resulting in art pieces made in various techniques that explore the possibilities of textiles in 2 and 3-D and in voluminous reliefs. “Every piece of textile has been designed, produced, and worn or used otherwise. Therefore, every piece of textile has a story, a particular atmosphere and beauty. Every piece of textile that I use has been eaten, digested and discarded by society, and is for me a fantastic medium to express myself.” Femke van Gemert creates unique, handmade and sustainable art objects from discarded textiles, taking the form of textile wall panels, tapestries, installations and site-specific pieces and soft wall coverings. Her work catches the beauty of imperfection and decay and by its tangible nature often evokes strong emotions with the viewer. “I’m not trying to improve the already existing fabrics I gather. It’s more that I want to create something that doesn't exist yet with the use of what is already there.” Combined in a new frame the used fabrics tell a new story, filling any room with a certain mood while on a functional level improving the acoustics. To make commissioned works even more personal, Femke can work with the commissioner’s own leftover textiles. Several publications in: Textiel Plus, FD Persoonlijk 2013, MInd Magazine China 2014, Bamboo magazine Brazil 2015, Arte1 national Brazilian tv, de Telegraaf the Netherlands, Bloom magazine, Stir Magazine, Vogue Espana, and many others.
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