Jennifer Collier's work is mesmerizing. She is a UK artist so I have only seen her work online.
Here is her artist's statement. I create innovative textiles and craft pieces using natural and found materials. Through methods of weaving, waxing, trapping, embedding and stitching I create unusual materials, which are then developed into garments and accessories. I often utilise plastics, papers and fabrics into my pieces. The works have the power to communicate ideas about recycling, as well as themes exploring the body. My work is often inspired by literature.The work is non-functional and aims to encourage people to speculate on the nature of value. I enjoy the idea of working with disposable organic materials that are transient in nature, imbuing them with worth and creating something intriguing and of great beauty.
â€˜Jennifer Collierâ€™s workâ€¦ uses the symbolic form of clothing â€¦it is used to provoke thoughts about the fragility of the human body, but also makes us question the value we squander looking for something other than the ordinary and everyday - objects that only become painfully precious when we lose themâ€™ Dr. Jane Webb- foreword â€˜Threadbareâ€™ catalogue.
Check out her gallery here to see the wide range of her creations... shoes, dresses, ties, hats and jewelry.
My picture today is a mohair scarf that I knit. My neck is always cold in Winter so I think I should knit a bunch of these. The first one was a gift and is on its way to the birthday girl.
We've been having problems with our 1 and 3 year old iPhones. Making phone calls from home is getting more and more difficult. And yes we do have the micro cell. Yesterday we went to research Verizon and to talk to AT&T. Nathan at AT&T changed the sim cards in both of our phones. He said that they degrade over time. That may have solved our problems. Phones seem to be working better. The cards were free. If your phone service has been getting worse over time I suggest you try this.