Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Industrial lace

Over the long October weekend I headed down to Philadelphia and visited a special crafty friend, Beigeberry. She had a great treat in store - we went and checked out the Lace in Translation exhibit at The Design Center at Pennsylvania University.

When you approach the Center the first thing you see is the wonderful chain link fence lining the drive.

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It seems a reasonable item to budget for - an industrial strength fence that is attractive rather than menacing.

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There were lacy window coverings, made of hand tied rafia:

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And huge panels of black machine made lace:

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Obscuring a Japanese maple.

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And up close, in/out of focus.

Creative lighting fixtures:

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Motifs in a burned lawn:

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And more by the acetylene torch wielder, a massive rusty oil drum:

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The cut out pieces were used to create patterns as well.

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Highly recommended for anyone in the Philly area, or visitors!

2 comments:

  1. Great photos, I must send some of my knitting group to your blog to convince them to go.

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