Tom and I spent a lovely afternoon wandering through several Art Prize venues in Grand Rapids. (To read more about Art Prize, click here.) As always, there were lots of very cool pieces to see . . . and a few that I thought would be perfect to highlight here on an Unraveled Wednesday.
First, there is this piece. . .
Cacerolazo by Saskia Jorda (click the link to learn more about this powerful piece).
Red yarn. Spilling out of pots and pans . . . and terribly hard to photograph. (Here's another try of the red yarn with a filter.)
This powerful piece is in the running for the public vote top prize in the installation category.
Next, an amazing quilt. . .
Pacific Quilt by Sarah FitzSimons (click the link to learn more).
This quilt is HUGE . . . and displayed on the floor -- which made it difficult to really see and appreciate all the detailed hand stitching involved. (The colors represent the ocean topography, and the stitching represents the currents.) Apparently, the artist intends it to be used as bedding! (Personally, I think it would have been better displayed hanging -- because it was impossible to get a close view with it on the floor like that.)
Then, there was this collection of pieces. . .
Making Mends by Mark Newport (click to learn more about these pieces).
Many of us have been jumping on the slow stitching bandwagon lately -- embracing hand-stitching and embroidery and mending -- so these pieces especially intrigued me.
Finally, there was an incredible piece I want to share with you -- but, sadly, I don't have a photo. Oh . . . I could have taken a photo -- and it would have looked like a beautiful painting of a black panther. But . . . it wasn't really a painting. It was silk embroidery -- and I was just blown away! You must click the link below to see it for yourself -- although even the artist's photos don't accurately depict the beauty of her delicate stitching.
Black Panther by YanFang Inlow
It's always a treat to visit Art Prize. You just never know what will be . . . unraveling!