FiberGraf aka Iviva Olenick (fiber) and Jon Baker (graf)

Among my projects is FiberGraf, a collaboration with graffiti artist, Jon Baker. Jon and I met at the New York Sports Club in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn in 2008. We quickly discovered common ground as native New Yorkers and artists, and decided to combine our seemingly disparate artforms.

I translate Jon’s tags and drawings into embroidery. I begin by transferring his images, created digitally and with markers on paper, onto fabric. I then “paint” over his marks with stitches: French knots, basket weave, backstitch. The results are dense, colorful canvases that celebrate the unlikely melding of urban imagery and women’s handcrafts.

About FiberGraf | 2012 | FiberGraf | Comments (0)