Elodie Antoine: Lace Drawings

It’s always great to see older techniques brought to light in contemporary art and design. This is exactly what Belgian artist Elodie Antoine has done in this series of lace pieces. Rather than making the traditional floral lace patterns or doilies, Antoine uses lace making techniques to create bridges, towers, abstract shapes, and other scenes. She even incorporates the lace tools and thread ends in the works themselves, creating smoke for the towers and a parachute for a falling character.

 

It’s fascinating how she is able to create both harsh industrial and abstract (and almost playful) images from the same thin and delicate material.

 

(All photos courtesy of Elodie Antoine.)

To see more of Antoine’s lace works as well as her other felt, embroidery, and installation pieces, check out her website.

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