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#1000doilies: @lisasolomon and the Crocheters of Instagram
When Lisa Solomon (@lisasolomon) had the idea to create 1000 doilies made from 100 colors of thread, she soon realised this wasn’t a one-woman feat.
Enlisting the help of 49 crocheting Instagrammers across the world, Lisa managed to create a collaborative art piece, now on display at the Fouladi Projects gallery in San Francisco, California, until 21 December, 2013.
"As an artist I have found that Instagram is an amazing way to share little snippets from the studio," Lisa says. "It’s really great to get immediate feedback and to document the process of art being made. So often we see the final results of an artist’s work, but on Instagram we get a behind-the-scenes look."
Born to a Japanese mother, Lisa began to research the number 1000, which has a resonance in the country’s culture and history. The show also includes drawings of 1000 cherry trees and Senninbari–good luck belts made with 1000 French knots. A common theme in the exhibition is the idea of lifting common handicraft to the realm of fine art through repetition.
Out of every 10 doilies displayed, one has dangling threads to show the toil of the process, and those Instagramming their creations have also shared their crafting stories on the #1000doilies hashtag.
To see more behind the scenes of the #1000doilies exhibition, follow these crocheters on Instagram:
- Crocheting pastels with Catherine Lewin, Belgium – @petitepimprenelle
- Home-cooking and farmlife from Kate Ulman, Australia – @foxslane
- Blair Stoker, quilt-maker and author of a book about handmade projects in Seattle, United States – @blairs
- Flowers and quilts from Grace Sharp, New Zealand – @chainofdaisies
- In the artist’s studio with Janise Munro and Elaine Haby, Australia – @gracialouise
- Family life with Cyndi Monaghan in Maryland, United States – @elf_girl
- Ellie Beck, tea and craft from Australia – @petalplum
- Lisa Duran, United States – @sparrowsandsuch
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Nature being artistic. What you see on these fences are the result of water evaporating on the surface and, during slower evaporation periods, the dissolved minerals were deposited in rings.
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Lightning Ridge Black Opal - Twin Galaxy Gem Stones
Aside from Grey and White, Black Opal is the most precious and is at least 50 times more rare than diamond, yet these beautiful gems are also much more fragile.
The brilliant colors within the gems are iridescent, meaning that they will change color or flash as you rotate them. Deep down within the opal are silica spheres arranged in arrays and both the size and arrangement of the spheres will determine the color produced. The Twin Galaxy Stones will flash like lightning as you rotate them, hence the name Lightning Ridge in Australia.
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