I found artist Lyndie Douthe on Pinterest. I know I know you're starting to think I have an addiction or something. I was struck by the delicacy and subject matter. Severed fingers, tiny love letters, anatomical bits, illness, rotting fruit complete with flies, and skeletons don't seem to be common subjects for fibre artists.
I absolutely love being surprised by work that doesn't fit a mold or into one of my preconceived notions of what it is. By now you all know I love the dead things, anatomy, and boxes of bones but these objects were just so delightfully unusual that I had to share them.
Lyndie Douthe's website showcases her work and I love being able to get a look at another artists' process. I also love being able to see the evolution of her work over the course of a few years. It is a different take on the memento mori theme both in subject matter and from a craft that is historically and canonically dominated by women. Her website contains her blog, written in French where she talks about her work and travels and documents the process behind her creations as well as a store where you can purchase something that tickles your fancy or request a custom piece. I have my eye on the "broken" hearts and just might have to order me one!
You can read more about her (in English) here.
What are your thoughts?