23.08.16 by Staff

Experimental Artist Petros Vrellis Creates Detailed Portraits With A Single Thread

 

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!

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22.08.16 by Jeff

Doodle Hunt Winners + The Big Doodle Reveal

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A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Doodle Hunt with Society6! It was a lot of fun seeing all the tweets and stuff from all the hunters! A quick FYI, due to the small hiccup with the mailer we’ll be emailing every single one of you who found all the doodles with a little extra thank you for participating!

What a fun way to bring together the Booooooom and Society6 communities! Special thanks to our official Doodlers, Sara Maese, WishCandy, and Nicole Xu for creating some really terrific artwork for us (to hide)!

And now, here are the Doodle Hunt prize winners:

(2) Main Prizes: $500 Society6 Gift Cards:

Kristine V
Jonah C

(5) Secondary Prizes: $100 Society6 Gift Cards:

David A
Sam H
Phil R
Lucy R
Maria G

Congratulations to these lucky hunters, and thank you to everyone who participated. You will all be contacted via email, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Now for the big Doodle Reveal, have a look below at all the amazing artwork that we commissioned for the Doodle Hunt! Thanks again to the gang at Society6 and to everyone who participated, this was so much fun for us, hopefully for you too!

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22.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Tim Furey

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A selection of drawings by artist Tim Furey. More images below.

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22.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Kevin Hong

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A selection of work by New York illustrator Kevin Hong. More images below.

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22.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Vanna Bowles

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Drawings by artist Vanna Bowles, who was born in Gothenburg and now lives in Oslo. More images below.

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22.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jun Cen

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A selection of work by Chinese illustrator Jun Cen, currently based in New York. More images below.

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22.08.16 by Staff

“Naked Faces” by Photographer Dylan Hamm

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Vancouver-based photographer Dylan Hamm attempts to outwardly capture the inner workings of people’s minds by taking two sets of portraits — one with the person wearing clothes and the other standing completely naked.

Shot passport style, the focus becomes the subconscious facial movements each subject makes as he/she shifts through varying degrees of comfort and confidence. Check out more images from “Naked Faces” below.

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21.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Ralph Pugay

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Paintings by artist Ralph Pugay. More images below.

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