Illustrator, Textiles

Happy Red Fish’s Collaged Houses Held by Forcefields

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Buildings and thread. Two things I love. Oh, and collage too. Given these preferences, it’s no surprise that I really enjoy the work of Happy Red Fish, aka Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen. This Amsterdam based designer adores the combination of paper and embroidery.

Thread can act as another way to draw a line or to build a structure. So, it’s appropriate that Heummen uses it in this context, and the thin marks create a unique exoskeleton to each building. That, or they act as a forcefield that holds these homes in place. Either way, I am really intrigued by these beautiful works.

Visit the Happy Red Fish shop for original, hand-threaded collages.

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