Wednesday, 13 April 2011

hand-stitching prodigy

There's so much lyrical power in Inge Jacobsen's
artworks than in loads of traditional embroidery
designs. Inge is the much talented Fine Art
Photography student who made her name
thanks to her unique approach of droll
mockery to fashion magazines editorials.

Currently finishing her second year at London's
Kingston University, Inge painstakingly turns
fashion editorials and adverts into something
individual, handmade and unique.

She's a gifted photographer, illustrator, fine 
artist, careful stitcher and blogger too but 
to my eyes she's above all a free thinker.
“I use my photography as a base to work on,
(by hand or even digitally) I also enjoy stitching
onto commercial magazines like Harper's Bazaar
and Vogue. I usually start on the front cover by
removing the identity of the model stitching over
the hair and skin, mainly in protest of the bland
looking models and images that come 
with the magazine.” she said.

Inge explores the boundaries of image perception
with her perfectly executed needleworks as well
as through her woven double photographs
skillfully made by interlacing two different prints
like using a handloom to challenge the viewer's
consciousness and ability in detecting both of them.

All her artworks, it goes without saying, take long
time and are done employing great care, thoroughness
and wits, thus I'd never cease singing her praises.
I'm not the only one after all: Saatchi & Saatchi put
an eye on Inge featuring some of her oustanding
works in the gallery's online social marketplace.
I just can't wait to see what she will do next,
a stitch in time, you know.

all artworks and images © Inge Jacobsen, templates by Jason Morrow

1 comment:

  1. Dearest Elisabetta,

    Indeed, Inge is a hand-stitching prodigy; WOW.
    Just to have the idea to do this...

    Lots of love,