Polytopia is an ongoing project, a sewn textile exploration of form and composition inspired by geometry, evolution, and utopian states.
The fabrics are mostly deadstock, mill end rolls, and the excess of various industries manufacturing luggage, cars, airplanes, household goods and interiors. Most of the materials are various upholstery types, vinyl and nylon, and the silver and gold in the images here were actually destined to be wall coverings.
The animated GIF above was made using photos taken during the layout part of the making process. As I make pyramids from fabrics that come into the studio, I’ve been laying them out to test composition.
Read more on the Polytopia project page.
Polytopia will be on display as part of The Reef project at upART Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, 27 to 30 October 2011, and it will also be part of the Let’s Glow exhibition at the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery 20 January to 4 March 2012.
More details on the Exhibitions page.