Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Selection of My Scarves
Wearable Art

Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
On this blog spot there are posts that center on my “Wearable Art” (e.g. scarves, digital or analogue created fabric lengths etc.) For your convenience I have listed these posts below.

Leaves Transformed: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
My New Silk Rayon Velvet Scarves@Purple Noon Art And Sculpture Gallery
My Fabric Lengths@QSDS
My Fabric Collection:"Oh, Oh Marilyn and Mona!"@Spoonflower
2013 Australian Craft Awards – Finalist
My Scarves@2014 Scarf Festival: "Urban Artscape" Pashminas
My New Scarves and Fabric Lengths
New Range of Silk Neckties - Karma and Akash
AIVA: My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design
New Colorways For My 'Cultural Graffiti' Fabrics
Byzantine Glow: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
Wall Flower: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
Ink Fern: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
Celebratory Fireworks
My New Silk ArtCloth Scarves


Introduction
There are three basic ingredients (as opposed to definitions) that all artworks possess; (i) they need to be “engaged”; (ii) they are non-functional, and (iii) they are aesthetic. Wearable Art is “Art” when placed in an art context but when it is not placed in an art context, its functionality obscures the act of engagement. My scarves are wearable art.

My scarves have been created using a range of fabrics and various hand dyeing and hand printing techniques. They are a one-off creation, never to be repeated in color, tone or overall design. However, some of the design elements may re-appear in other scarves, but the overall colors and design is what ensures their uniqueness.

What I do not do is sew, even though my mother (Milla Wisniowski) created fashion-wear for the Melbourne (Australia) fashion industry. I figured that one sewer/designer of clothes in the family was more than enough. I have her to thank for all the scarves that required stitching (see below).

My scarves are available in various galleries, art and craft outlets throughout Australia. For example, in the Hunter Valley Vineyards (Australia) they are available from Butterflies Gallery.


A Selection Of My Scarves

ArtCloth Pashmina Scarf 1.
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Multi-dyed, block printed and stenciled employing dyes and pigment on viscose blend.
Size: 74 cm (width) x 195 cm (length).

ArtCloth Pashmina Scarf 2.
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Multi-dyed, block printed and stenciled empolying dyes and pigment on viscose blend.
Size: 74 cm (width) x 195 cm (length).

ArtCloth Pashmina Scarf 3.
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Dyed, over-dyed, silkscreened and foiled employing dyes, pigment and foil on viscose blend.
Size: 74 cm (width) x 195 cm (length).

ArtCloth Pashmina Scarf 4.
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Silk screened, discharged and foiled employing dyes and foil on viscose blend.
Size: 74 cm (width) x 195 cm (length).

ArtCloth Pashmina Scarf 5.
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Silk screened and foiled employing dyes and foil on viscose blend.
Size: 74 cm (width) x 195 cm (length).

ArtCloth Pashmina Scarf 6.
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Shibori multi dyed, block printed and silkscreened employing dyes and pigment on viscose blend.
Size: 74 cm (width) x 195 cm (length).

Velvet ArtCloth Scarf (Detail View).
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Dyed, over-dyed, discharged, silk screened and foiled on silk rayon velvet.
Size: 27 cm (width) x 180 cm (length).

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