Following my recent interest in retro ‘pixel art’ [aka tapestry] – here is a work by an unknown Australian designer and tapestriest. The piece is worked in Australian wool.
This is a wonderful abstract piece; with a somewhat naïve quality and an unintended optical illusion. It might well be a student work; I have photographed it with a tape measure so you can ascertain its dimensions.
In keeping with my friend’s idea of filling a whole wall with ‘pixel art’ – this would be a fantastic addition.
The abstract tapestry is ready for your framing, and is for sale: $AUD45
baxtergrafils wool tapestries
made in Australia 1983
My son [Gen Y] likens cross stitch to ‘pixel art’ and I can see his point. He is also my photographer- so as we style my collection for images to post to the blog he lets me know what he likes and absolutely DOESN’T like.
He is the child of two designers- so naturally has a firm opinion on my collection. Which I applaud and learn from; I love his interpretation of things made before he was born. I unfortunately lived through the 70s and 80s in Australia- the time that design forgot – and so sometimes have a less rosy view.
But- I love these tapestries because they are stylized botanical specimens, crafted in Australian wool on hand-printed gauze; Oscar likes them because they are strong graphic representations of pixel art.
And I love them for another reason: I have a friend who intends to fill an entire wall of her house with found and reclaimed tapestries; I think these should be included.
The strelitzia [Streliztia reginae] and bell fruited mallee [Eucalyptus preissiana] completed tapestries are for sale: $AUD95