CHIHARU SHIOTA After The Dream Remembrance and oblivion, dreaming and sleeping, resonate in Chiharu Shiota's performances and installations, together with a preoccupation with home and homelessness and the loss of childhood. Mysterious and sometimes frightening objects - as various as dresses, burnt-out pianos, charred chairs and hospital beds - become the unreachable focal points of psychic spaces, trapped within impenetrable and disorienting mesh of black threads.
Sweet on You "I use cotton linters that I tear into small pieces and then put in my blender and grind up to pulp. Then I create a form to cast on with textures, or shapes that will be in my image. I then place the pulp on the form and press out the water with a sponge. Once it air dries I can pull it out of the form. The image will be in reverse of the form I made." ~ artist Roxanne Rossi, via Two Hands Paperie interview
Zoe Bradley collaborates with luxury brands to create jaw-dropping installations to compliment the designer products and brand identity. Her highly crafted fashion sculptures have been used in advertising and editorial worldwide. Her signature material is Luxury paper, though she has been known to use fabric, wood, and recycled plastics.