Embroidery, Illustration

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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