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Spring 2013

Elisa Strozyk

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Elisa Strozyk‘s Wooden Textiles are a manifestation of how waste can be the source of a new process of creativity and innovation.  While attending the Central Saint Martins London to obtain her MA in Textile Design, German based designer Elisa Strozyk started experimenting with off-cuts of wood veneer from a workshop that was closing.  Most often we use textiles to skin surfaces.  As designers we initially select textiles based on the following:  performance for its foreseen application, aesthetic value to the market it serves and environmental impact to its fabrication and utilization.  Strozyk’s work considers these while adding a new dimension and surprise.

The wooden textile intends to look at the new ways wood can be manipulated from its hard physical property to a fluid form when combined with fabric.  Providing flexibility to wood allows us to connect with it in new ways.  Utilizing wood veneers once considered waste and re-purposing them through hand and laser cut isosceles, she is able to leverage the hard properties of wood and give them a fluid framework to create an innovative textile.  Her process gives the textile strength and flexibility. [via Yatzer]

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Ashdown 1520 × 870 linen, oak, maple, beech

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Sherwood 1620 × 910 linen, mahogany, walnut, moor oak

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Grey Black Birch, wooden rug dyed with dyed wood, 2011

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One comment on “Elisa Strozyk

  1. shannonoleary
    February 27, 2013

    Alexis,

    Wow! This work is amazing. I think this could be a great direction for you to move towards. It breaks the barrier of hard and soft, how perfect if your thinking about ceramic and textile. Another artist for you to look into is El Anatsui. Geoff gave me his name last semester and he makes huge quilts out of recycled metal and other hard material. His work is mesmerizing, you should take a look!

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