January 5, 2012
Artist Watch: Julie VonDerVellen
The internet is a brilliant thing, connecting all of visually. I came across Julie VonDerVellen's work last year. It really is amazing what one can do with paper. VonDerVellen creates garments out of handmade paper (which is made out of recycled cotton clothing). She says that "garments evoke memories; memories evoke garments" and she's right. Her pieces are intricately woven and painstakingly put together to re-create garments. The paper also has the story of the specific memory printed on it thus binding the memory and the garment together. Check out more of her work here.