Lauren DiCioccio: Embroideries of the Life

One need a great imagination, skill and a good sense of humour to make a such funny and elaborate things like Lauren DiCioccio does. The objects from everyday life are brought in her embroidered world through the thread and needles. It helps us to see the world in different dimensions.

Philadelphia born, Lauren DiCioccio (currently living in San Francisco) recreates everyday objects such as slides, water bottles and newspapers using fabrics, threads and other embroidery materials.

Her collection of embroidered  slides  captures the fragility of the translucent negative material and intimacy of the scale of a palm-sized slide. To create them she embroiders directly onto bridal organza, a very delicate translucent material, and allow the excess threads to pour out the back as though unraveling this aging technology.

With the use of delicate materials, Lauren DiCioccio creates soft sculptures of objects disappearing from the everyday, for better or worse. Replicas of newspapers, currency, and plastic bags and bottles are formed out of dainty fabrics tediously hand – embroidered with thread.

These embroidered mundane objects are made precious both to convey a sense of nostalgia and to underline the ugliness of waste by invoking the opposite attribute. They also serve as a reminder of our fleeting world and, by extension, our fleeting selves.

Lauren says about her work, “My work investigates the physical/tangible beauty of commonplace mass-produced media-objects, most recently: the newspaper, magazines, office papers and writing pads, plastic bags, 35 mm slides. These media are becoming obsolete, replaced by the invisible efficiency of various technologies.”

“In some cases, this transition is a good thing- faster transmission and distribution of information, streamlined systems, openness to user input, less waste. But a hole is left behind by the disappearance of these everyday objects. What will happen when we no longer touch information? When newsprint does not rub off onto our fingertips? When we no longer write longhand”

For full information please visit Lauren DiCioccio website


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