Nature-Based Textiles by Vanessa Barragão Highlight Ecosystems Above and Below the Sea


Portuguese textile artist Vanessa Barragão produces carpets and tapestries from a variety of different techniques, creating multi-faceted landscapes with the use of latch hooking, crochet, weaving, basketry, and felt. Her environmental works present imitation coral, fungi, and algae as three-dimensional elements in plush contexts such as the circular work viewed above which she calls Earth Rug. The piece was developed for this year’s Milan Design Week and spans nearly 15 feet in diameter.

Source: Nature-Based Textiles by Vanessa Barragão Highlight Ecosystems Above and Below the Sea

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