Enamelled copper wire and hand-dyed monofilament wallpieces
Bespoke wallpieces created for Amara Hotel.
120 x 300cm
A series of assemblages and collages of copper wire weavings. These collection of hand-woven and hand-dyed textiles is the result of a long experimentation based on the double cloth technique, aiming to promote a translation of skills that inevitably lead to new decoded patterns.
The staring point was to analyse the versatility and adaptability of this technique, the diversity and potential while implemented in controversial materials. Using these diverse fibers, the copper wire and monofilament, rigid but fragile to weave was the foremost challenge. The fundamental skill needed in these composite materials is the same as traditional weaving materials, the skill level cannot decline in either level.
The responsiveness and flexibility of this work are desirable attributes that advanced into a new textile direction allowing complex and compound functional properties to coexist and not only as a new textile façade. The result of this detailed research was an assemblage of decoded textiles, enabling unity and strength, delivering an improved reading of texture and materiality.