Jul 24, 2007
This is a sneak preview of my new series. The name of it is "Inkings" (using the name in two ways -one as the normal meaning of the word and the other one meaning its connection with the Inka art) I think I will keep it a secret for the next months because I have to show something new at the interviews and articles I'm writing for some well known magazines at the time and I'm sure you will see them at the due moment.
Basically I'm using different elements you find in the Inca textiles in a new way.
For instance the borders that are made from a very special technique by the Nazca artisans are made with crochet by me to give an idea of the way they end the borders.
I also used a kind of border with small birds on it at the bottom (the birds are the buttons).
I must say this work was the prototype and I already improved some features...
All has a deteriorated look like some originals that have been found have.
I found a very good book about these textiles. The name of it is "Early Nasca Needlework" from
Alan R. Sawyer and it is a wonderful one because it shows even how the technique I mean is made (very time consuming!). The price of the book is really high but it was worth every penny I spent!
You can also see the way I frame my work on the pictures. I get the frames at IKEA.