Friday, 16 May 2008

Chisato Tamabayashi

These lovely cutwork books are in the V&A shop. Chisato Tamabayashi uses 18th and 19th century lace to explore the labour intensive processes of handicrafts and the transient nature of shadows. Inspiration came from Junichiro Tanizaki’s In praise of shadows. Making the cut paper pieces is a form of meditation. There were two books in the shop one of straightforward lace patterns and the other this book of lace trees.

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