Milwaukee-based Ric Stultz just updated his portfolio with a whole bunch of new work called Beasts of Burden! Most of Stultz work is mixed media on paper, and these new ones are all gouache and india ink. Am I the only one who was forced to mix gouache to make colour-wheels, in first year of art school, until my eyes bled? I found it so frustrating, I’m always interested when someone actually chooses to use it.
Born in Greece, with a background in Electrical Engineering as well as Art Science, artist Petros Vrellis has a passion for creating interactive installations that blend art and technology. His latest project is a mesmerizing re-imagining of traditional handicraft.
Using a 28″ aluminum-rimmed loom, Petros runs a single thread from one anchor peg to another to create just the right density and darkening at precise intersections. The end result is a detailed image that emerges from 3000 – 4000 continuous loops (or 1-2 kilometers of thread)!
While Petros is following a set pattern developed from a computer-generated algorithm, as you can see in the time-lapsed video above, the step-by-step process is all done by hand. We had the chance to speak with Petros about his experimental process and why hand-made work still has a place in the digital age. Check out the full interview below!