Thursday, 7 May 2015

Ghost lace

This ‘ghost lace’ made from dust and a paper doily took months to make – the difficult bit was remembering to leave the doily in place and not move it while I was doing other things in the studio. There seems to be an interest in ephemeral lace at the moment, mainly with all the work being done by NeSpoon and graffiti lace. That work and my dust lace are both based on the same principle of using a template and spraying paint or sifting dust through it. It’s not a new idea – I remember my mother dusting icing sugar through paper doilies to decorate sponge cakes. Interestingly, Cal Lane says that her interest in lace was based on that technique of cake decorating and it inspired her to make some of her first lace pieces.

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