I’m in awe of Romy Owen‘s work. She’s a photographer, who makes amazing pieces of art by printing out her photos, and hand sewing them together. Think about that for a second..she sews paper photographs together to make large pieces of art. I’ve never known anyone who sews paper before. I can’t imagine it’s as forgiving as fabric, and it must tear easily. And, what about crinkles? It can’t be easy, especially once the piece gets large, and harder to handle.
Another cool thing to note, Romy explains in the video that not only is the front a work of art, but the back is also because you can view all the tread knots, and read her written notes. Amaazzzing!! I hope you take time to watch the video.
About this featured artist series: I pretty much always keep my nose to the grindstone, and rarely look up from my own work. I’m so busy in my studio, who has time for anything else? That’s what I used to think, anyway, but I want to change that a bit, and spend 2017 exploring other artists’ work. My thinking is this.. maybe by understanding what makes other artists tick, I can better understand myself, and why art is so important to me. I hate the thought of keeping these gems all to myself, so I thought I’d share them with you. Look for new posts every Thursday.