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Aude-Marie Franjou is a fiber artist based in Château Landon, a small town nearby Paris. Aude studied Art History and Tapestry in Paris, before starting exploring the sculptural possibilities of linen threads and ropes.

Artist in her studio

Aude Franjou creates organic tri-dimensional forms, made of hemp fiber wrapped with linen threads, which are often a part of a open dialogue with Nature. Her works can normally be found in parks and gardens, wrapping trees and houses.


” I start with a clear idea and then I just follow and react to what the material wants, to its reactions and movements. Sometimes I constrain this. Other times I just let myself go.”

(translated from artist statement in

And sometimes, as super organic forms indoors..

You can see more of the beautiful work of Aude-Marie Franjou in her website.





It’s a quiet day here, getting things ready for the 3rd Ward Holiday Fair and finishing up stuff before Isa and I go to Peru (!)

So, some quiet inspiration:

Courtesy Benoit Millot and Fonda Lashay for the link

–Light and air are invisible existences–

Asako Ishizaki‘s inspiration comes from the drama created by nature’s ecosystem, which penetrates every facet of our lives.  Her work offers to simulate the senses and imagination of invisibility and visibility.  “Therefore the form of my work should devote itself to become minimalist, as if by natural selection, and should catch air and light to make it possible to sneak in the natural beauty.” — Asako’s Artist Statement

Thus all of her works are transparent and airy to allow the light and air to intertwine with the structure.

From the Earth

Field – SUI

Drawing of Light

Field- Crossing

Asako creates three-dimensional, free-standing sculptures created out of silk and linen.  She is a highly skilled weaver and in 1969 created her own way of weaving. This is a mixture of plain weave and allowing the weft threads to cross freely without warp threads at various points. The cloth is then oversewn to increase its density, or pleated to give a further dimension.  The piece ´Drawn From Light´ is woven from linen and silver yarn but involves the use of the light as a key component. The work is lit from above so that the pattern of the threads cast shadows, drawing from the light. In the catalogue accompanying the exhibition, curator Lesley Millar describes the delicate nature of the work: “the horizontal ´weft´ threads have been tie-dyed giving a variation of colour and texture which add to the visual sensation that the work is floating in the air´.

I think it’s incredible that Asako captures the beauty of light and air so perfectly. When I think of beautiful light and air I think of sheer white curtains blowing in the morning wind, and that feeling of peace and awe are reflected in her pieces.  I imagine that her work would perfectly coincide with the quiet sounds of nature that lull adults to sleep.

Beyond the Season

Beyond the Season 2003


SOUKEI – Wrapping