Lauren DiCioccio Makes Money

US$100 by Lauren DiCioccio
US$100 by Lauren DiCioccio
(Image © Lauren DiCioccio)
US$100 by Lauren DiCioccio (Detail)
US$100 by Lauren DiCioccio (Detail)
(Image © Lauren DiCioccio)

Yesterday, the fab’ blog StitchPunk ran a post on ‘Extraordinary Stitches & Everyday Things’ featuring some of the work by Lauren DiCioccio. I thought it was just beautiful so I went and checked out Lauren’s website. WOW! The woman is prolific in her stitching – and her work is wonderful.

I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful. (Marilyn Monroe)

One of the projects that particularly appealed to me was her currency series. The attention to detail is unbelievable…

US$1 by Lauren DiCioccio (Back)
US$1 by Lauren DiCioccio (Back)
(Image © Lauren DiCioccio)
1000 Yen by Lauren DiCioccio
1000 Yen by Lauren DiCioccio
(Image © Lauren DiCioccio)
HK$100 by Lauren DiCioccio
Hong Kong $20 by Lauren DiCioccio
(Image © Lauren DiCioccio)
5000 Colombian Pesos by Lauren DiCioccio
5000 Colombian Pesos by Lauren DiCioccio
(Image © Lauren DiCioccio)

Lauren says her “work investigates the physical/tangible beauty of commonplace mass-produced media-objects (that) are becoming obsolete, replaced by the invisible efficiency of various technologies. In some cases, this transition is a good thing-faster transmission and distribution of information, streamlined systems, openness to user input, less waste. But a hole is left behind by the disappearance of these everyday objects. What will happen when we no longer touch information?”

If you have five minutes to spare today, go and have a look at some of Lauren DiCioccio’s wonderful fibre art here. It is stunning. Truly.

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Comments (14)

How amazing. She must have a huge patience level! Her philosophy on not being able to touch information is a bit scary!

Isn’t the detail just incredible, BCD? Blows me away.

Thanks for sharing….this work is so different and intricate …..and clever ….and i do believe that some people must live ( or go to work ) in a parallel universe where time stands still…..

Agreed, D. I wanna’ go to that parallel universe…

Stunning! I love how delicate and frayed they are.

I loved that she kept the frayed thread, too. Just adds to the work, I reckon. 🙂

Wow, they are pretty amazing. And I can’t help but wonder how many times you’d be able to get away with it if you chopped off the stray threads at the back and took them into a shop (with the right currency, obviously!)…her attention to detail is that good. 🙂

Maybe we should test that theory, Sparks. If you do the stitching, I’ll do the testing!

I wish I could embroider like this! If I could make my own money….

Blows the mind, doesn’t it. I reckon you could have a few handfuls of Euros before you go, Shira…

“I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful. (Marilyn Monroe)”
LOL…

wow! what amazing detail and patience goes into these pieces of art ! I love how a traditional craft like embroidery is breaking new boundaries…..

Me too, C. I just love these pieces.

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