Do you know Joana Vasconcelos?

You have to.
Joana Vasconcelos is a Portuguese artist. In her sculptures and installations she plays with trivial objects and materials of daily life [such us doilies, knittings, pans, plastic cutlery (forks, knives and spoons) or even tampons!] giving them a sense and shape connected with traditional Portuguese values.

Visit her site at  click on Work and enjoy!  At  Google Images “Joana Vasconcelos”  you’ll find her work too.

At Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, you can see many of her works from last 15 years altogether for the first time, till May 18th. I have to go to Lisbon!

Black Independent heart

 made with plastic cutlery; inspired in Portuguese jewellery – filigrama  (high 3,70m)

The Bride

The Bride

 made with 14.000 O.B. tampons (high 4,70m)

Dorothy, Veneza, 2007

Dorothy, Veneza, 2007

 made with stainless steel pans and lids (high 2,70m)

and can’t resist and show one more

Gorette, 2006

5 thoughts on “Do you know Joana Vasconcelos?

  1. She´s fantastic – I´m constantly amazed at the dimensions of some of her work. And the materials she uses! I enjoyed looking at her latest work – she seems to be concentrating on the crocheted medium.


  2. Eu tinha estranhado não haver novidades, mas afinal o meu google reader é que não acompanhou a mudança do blog! Já li tudo e acho que me vou associar ao “a make a month” :-)


  3. Pingback: Elevating the trivial to art · Needlework News @ CraftGossip

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