Hanne Friis’ soft, velvet wall sculpture, «Phases», has been carefully sewn by hand with repetitive movements that create variations in shape, texture and color. Friis has hand-dyed the velvet with cones and cochineal to achieve intense, organic colors. The sculpture appears animated and as the tension of the stitching alternates, it naturally curves, exuding sensuality. Friis extends the limits of the logic and conventions of textile, creating independent forms with an ambivalent status, situated in an interspace between sculpture and stylistic décor, inwardness and aesthetic traditions.
Silk velvet dyed by cones and cochineal, sewn by hand
160 x 75 cm x 25 cm