Hybridity, New Assemblages by Jan Brandt

Inspired by the rich history of quilt-making and fiber art, Jan Brandt hand-stitches disparate textiles such as donated clothing, pompoms, and muslin into three dimensional hybrid assemblages. An organic process drives this intricate work evoking growth and accumulation. The assemblages may read as biological experiments multiplying in petri dishes, mutant specimens under glass, or fantastical landscapes of overgrown organisms. The color combinations appear to vibrate and enhance the feeling of movement within the three dimensional sculptures.   This unexpected representation of cellular composition and scientific exploration has been created under the construct of historic feminine artistic techniques and traditions such as cutting and stitching, and also pushes the boundaries of media of fine art versus craft by using donated clothing and craft items such as pompoms and fiberfill.

Jan Brandt 2015

Jan Brandt
2015

Jan Brandt 2015

Jan Brandt
2015

Jan Brandt 2015 Petri 1-2-3 with Specimens

Jan Brandt
2015
Petri 1-2-3 with Specimens

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