Embracing the Lace
Artist/maker: Katherine Marmaras
Medium: repurposed booklet, ink pen & collage
Dimensions: 13 H x 11 W x 1cm D
13 H x 34 W x 20cm D (open and standing)
‘Embracing the lace’ – a little booklet altered to evoke a catwalk or fashion runway.Katherine draws upon her heritage of lace-makers and weavers to create lace-like patterns through repetition and the meditative act of mark-making. She pays homage to these past generations, like a stitch in time, through each mark created.
Instinctively and intuitively encircling each figure, Katherine creates a play between the formed patterns and the figure’s pose. Drawing our attention to their ‘plain’ clothes, through the surrounding patterns, and emphasizing their bold stance through embellishment by hiding their individuality and inviting you to take a closer look.