On the heels of our conversation from last week, I thought the sewn textile canvases of illustrator Laura Amiss would be the perfect follow up. The pieces from this series are made using a variety of new and found materials and free hand machine embroidery.
Now, if you had no visual reference for these pieces, and only had the previous sentence to go on, the quilting craft, quite fittingly to last week’s post, might come to mind. However, once you see these canvases, it becomes glaringly clear that these pieces are absolutely works of art: uniquely designed and completely original.
I admire the way that Laura is able to effortlessly intertwine her sewing skills with her talents as an artist/illustrator, while still maintaining a balance between the two. I’d love to know your thoughts about Laura’s work in comments in relation to last week’s post on art vs craft.
And for more Laura Amiss, visit her contemporary textiles and art shop on Etsy.