Nick Cave’s Fiber Wonderland
By January 24, 2010

Picture 72 Nick Cave’s Fiber Wonderland inspirations art

(materials: wood, wire, cotton, afghan)

Nick Cave is a Fashion Design faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. These interesting images make up his SoundSuit series, which consist of sculptural assemblage costumes designed using primarily wood, fabric and found objects. His stunning work hints at indigenous tribal garments reminiscent of various world cultures. Nick Cave explains:

“My work, clothing and fiber-based sculptures, collages, installations, and performances, explore the use of textiles and clothing as conceptual modes of expression and pose fundamental questions about the human condition in the social and political realm… African ceremonial costumes and masks are obvious points of reference. Many of my soundsuits and accessories recall the African positing of spiritual power in objects. My ability to make to make objects come alive is also a testament to my ability to have things resonate with their past history and usages alongside my personal though usually opaque meanings. I want my work to open up vistas to many cultures (including our own), explores a wide range of materials and formal approached, and looks inwardly as it examines personal and cultural identity in relation to the world.”

Picture 92 Nick Cave’s Fiber Wonderland inspirations art

(materials: beaded vintage flowers, cotton, afghan)

Picture 102 Nick Cave’s Fiber Wonderland inspirations art

(materials: beads, sequins, fabrics)

Picture 13 Nick Cave’s Fiber Wonderland inspirations art

(materials: cotton, afghan, Easter grass)

Picture 12 Nick Cave’s Fiber Wonderland inspirations art

(materials: wood, wire, cotton, afghan)

Nick Cave’s Portfolio

Comments are closed.

Connect:
Pinterest Instagram Facebook Twitter

Email Newsletter Culinary Travel Photo Essays Travel Destinations City Guides Travel Journal Travel Map Promo Destination Europe stylishluxuryhotels.com