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Artist Elisa Strozyk plays with our familiarity with materials in these extraordinary works called “Wooden Textiles.”

“Wooden Textiles” convey a new tactile experience. We are used to experience wood as a hard material; we know the feeling of walking across wooden floors, to touch a wooden tabletop or to feel the bark of a tree. But we usually don’t experience a wooden surface which can be manipulated by touch.
“Wooden Textiles” is a material that is half wood-half textile, between hard and soft, challenging what can be expected from a material or category. It looks and smells familiar but feels strange, as it is able to move and form in unexpected ways.

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Although, when you consider that Tencel yarn is made from wood pulp, maybe she is also highlighting a familiarity that we didn’t even know we had?

[via Brown Paper Bag]

Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.

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