Diaphanous Knitting And Gossamer Knotting: Wearable Art By Nora Fok | Haute Macabre

Diaphanous Knitting And Gossamer Knotting: Wearable Art By Nora Fok

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Southeast England-based artist Nora Fok creates exquisite works of wearable textile art that look like they were woven using spider silk. In reality Fok uses her own two hands and a fine nylon microfilament, not a team of highly specialized and unusually cooperative arachnids, but I’m no less amazed by her weaving, knitting, braiding, and knotting achievements.

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Some of Fok’s pieces take weeks to create. The piece pictured above is comprised of 3,500 knit spheres.

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[Fok] is intrigued by the world around her; she also asks questions and tries to find answers to them. She is fascinated by different aspects of nature, structure, systems and order, and the mysteries and magic which she sets out to capture in her work.

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Visit Nora Fok’s website to check out more of her work. If you’re in New York City, you can experience her artwork in person in the Jewelry of Ideas exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum through May 2018.

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