October 18, 2006

Danny Mansmith, continued







all images from Danny Mansmith
There is so much to see of Danny Mansmith's work that I just couldn't leave you with just that small snippet. It really speaks to me... what do you think?
Here is his words about "The Process"

I use the sewing machine as a tool to put materials together, sort of like a collage. The idea of juxtaposition is really exiting to me, and I try to push myself to mix together different materials.

The idea of collage for me is sewing together paper, like junk mail, old newspapers and receipts, and other everyday items with fabric to make a number of pieces such as dolls; household objects, like cups and tea pots; to abstract shapes and garments that are not meant to be worn.

My affinity for the human figure has inspired me to make clothing. I see clothing as sculpture and art, and by experimenting and using mistakes that happen I sew together patch worked pieces of fabric to make up garments that I think appear to be more like sculpture or art rather than just a garment.

I find the process of making things with my hands in a improvisational manner really satisfying.

I couldn't agree more with his last sentance!

4 comments:

natasha said...

you have the best taste! i love it! the boot is fantastic and that box of course!

susanna said...

Very interesting work. I really like the drawer full of yarn and those shoes! Those shoes make me smile just looking at them!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Those shoes!!! Clever!! I enjoy this style of design!

Ulla said...

Oh goodness, these are marvelous, especially the bracelet.. will you carry them????