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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26.07.16 by Staff

Intricately Crocheted Coral Reefs

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Toxic Seas is a passion project started in 2005 by academics and artistic partners Margaret and Christine Wertheim. The series of handmade coral reefs are meant to raise awareness about environmental issues (such as the fragile state of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef) by creating a greater appreciation for the complex design of natural formations (demonstrated through the algorithmic art of crochet). See more images below or on display at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York from September 30th until February 5th.

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23.10.15 by Staff

Comfort Foods Knit To Perfection by Jessica Dance

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There’s something so satisfying about this collaboration by knitting genius, Jessica Dance, and food photographer, David Sykes, for Stylist magazine. Enjoy more insanely cozy comfort foods (including shots of previous work) below!

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21.05.13 by Jeff

Embroidered portraits by Cayce Zavaglia

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Amazing embroidered portraits by Cayce Zavaglia. See the fascinating opposite side of the image above as well as more portraits below!

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11.10.12 by Jeff

Anna Hrachovec

Artist Anna Hrachovec
Anna Hrachovec is a toy designer known for her ever-expanding imaginary world, Mochimochi Land, and she’ll be speaking at this year’s Pictoplasma NYC conference! I’m still giving away that pair of tickets so if you’d like ’em, jump over here.

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10.04.12 by Jeff

Knit Credit Cards

Knit Credit Cards by artist Dimitri Tsykalov
Fantastic knit credit cards by Dimitry Tsykalov. Yes, the same artist who made those incredible fruit skulls.

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31.01.11 by Jeff

Thomas C. Chung

Some fun things by Thomas C. Chung.

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15.01.10 by Jeff

Giant Banana Slug

My favourite thing on Etsy right now. Giant Banana Slug.

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