I’ve sprained my ankle and have been forced to spend more hours on the sofa with my foot at ridiculous heights, than I would like. The upside to this, is the time I’ve had to read and browse through the internet on my phone. This is how I came across the fab embroidered pieces by photography student Inge Jacobsen.
The final year Kingston student have hand embroidered over three Vogue covers and other images for her final degree show in June, exploring such things as feminine culture and the link between leisure activities of her generation and those of previous generations. Also she says it is a way for her to “intervene into an exclusive world, I wasn’t a part of” in an interview with Vogue.com where her work has already been featured. Now that must be quite a confidence boost, just in time for your final exam / show!
Inge Jacobsen’s exploration into popular culture and the culture of mass produced imagery, picks up on several trends and themes and already have won great recognition online, and with the massive current trend for anything stitched, I would say watch this space and Inge, get ready to be copied on Etsy! Mind you, with each cover taking 40-50 hours to painstakingly punch holes and stitch, it may not be worth their while… It would add another dimension to the art though, wouldn’t it; Mass produced images turned into one-of-a-kind art, turned into mass-produced art… Time will tell. I certainly would frame these originals, though:-)