Friday, August 1, 2008

Diem Chau

Continuing with embroidery-meets-porcelain. I was introduced to Diem Chau's work through our mutual participation in the Devotion to Thread show curated by Faythe Levine. When I first saw images of Chau's work, I couldn't believe the amount of detail she'd integrated into the porcelain, but I found out that her works are actually comprised of barely-there silk that she's embroidered and cloaked over bowls, plates and cups. The images she stitches are extremely simple, but graceful and gentle.