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Martin Leuthold

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Textile Design, Market

Awarded

'Pollock', paillette embroidery
Jakob Schlaepfer, St. Gallen


www.jakob-schlaepfer.ch

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'Pollock'

'Pollock'

Essay

At first glance it looks like a paillette embroidery in white sequins, but when you run your hand across it, it turns out to be something of a miracle: black becomes white, and white becomes black. Just as with a brushstroke, you can paint any lines and areas onto the material that you like and then make them disappear again. An astonishing effect, based on sequins which are white on one side and black on the other, and turn over in response to touch. 'Pollock' makes industrial paillette embroidery an experience for the senses as well as a creative challenge.

Comment by the nominators:
Masterly craftsmanship and innovative ingenuity have resulted in a textile event that supports grand and fashionable gestures.