Rusted Beauty

March 23, 2007 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

For lovers of heritage and the fabric of the city, here’s a chance to see an interpretation of that fabric – in fabric.

An Exploration of the nature of texture and substance with fabric techniques

Amanda JS Jones
Mar.1st/2007 ~ Apr.8th/2007

ARCHITEXTURE is a series of textile fragments that combines Amanda Jones’ fascination with False Creek’s decayed and rusted warehouses and factories with pyrotextile techniques to create a re-birth of these structures. ARCHITEXTURE is inspired by the heritage buildings along First and Sixth Avenues including the Domtar Salt, Vancouver Mill & Machinery, and Opsal Steel buildings. The rusted handles, broken windows, exposed wooden beams, and riveted patchwork of corrugated steel sheeting provides a visual feast of decay. Amanda uses pyrotextile techniques including burning, soldering, rusting, waxing, and stitch distressing to decreate the fibre structure. Together, they impose a new rich surface texture on both paper and silk fibres. This installation is a homage to the subtle beauty and complexity of urban structural decay.

The fibreEssence showroom is at 3210 Dunbar Street, Vancouver –


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