Sunday, July 25, 2010

not your grandma's doilies: jennifer cecere

If you are like me and live on the East Coast (or even remotely close to the East Coast) you have been obsessed with the weather.  It's hot, it's dry, it's stormy.  You've given up dreams of a green lawn but still water the tomatoes in hopes they don't die. You're afraid to open your utilities bill. I am not so sure I am ready for winter to return (being snowed in sounds like fun but it really wasn't) but cooler weather would be nice.  The best we can do is keep cool and think frosty thoughts. (A nice cold beer helps, too.)












Since I can't control the weather, but I can control my thoughts, I thought it would be fun to share  the very cool work of New York artist Jennifer Cecere. Cecere creates giant doilies that remind me of snow flakes (or spider webs, but I'm sticking with the snow flakes).  These are definitely not your grandmother's doilies! Ranging in size from 4 to 20 feet and made from ripstop nylon and acrylic, these stunning creations are delicate and delightful.  (And in spite of last winter, you have to admit snow is pretty much beautiful).














Cecere says, "I see Doilies hanging between office buildings, off bridges, over construction sites transversing spaces indoors and out, growing from the ground-up, occupying urban spaces, parks, fields, mountains, museums, sports stadiums and anywhere you might not expect to see a giant Doily. 
I was inspired about taking something intimate and handmade and making it into something large and public. Cities need Doilies!"








I couldn't agree with her more.  

14 comments:

  1. Those are amazing! I can't even begin to wrap my brain around how one would even go about making something that large! Very cool!

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  2. That's amazing!! Love it!! It's very Fancy too!~Chris Ann

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  3. Love these! They remind me of my grandmother in a Costco-Big sort of way. Delightful!

    Keep cool, baby!

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  4. Thanks for sharing her work! I am an east coast transplant living in CA and part of me still misses the crazy weather fluctuations! Now my choice is "warm and dry" or "warm and dry".

    I am all in favor of urban art and I cannot think of a better way to use the "handmade" aesthetic!! The image of them strung between buildings is my favorite.

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog today! Okay a supersized Doilies that doubles as a snowflake. I love it! Their amazing, only in NY!

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  6. now thats a serious dollie, its like granmom has been doing steroids.....they are pretty cool though...thanks for sharing!

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  7. I completely agree with you about the weather. Here in south central Pennsylvania, rain has been sparse (except for Sunday...we got a lot of rain then) and our grass looks horrendous. I will welcome fall with open arms. Fall is my favorite season!

    Those doilies are incredible. How incredible and creative.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  8. Super-SUPER incredible. Totally original and inspiring. I will have to check her out. Thank you for sharing this! :)

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  9. Wow, these are amazing! What an interesting idea.

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  10. Wow. These are pretty creative. Just beautiful.

    =)

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  11. Thanks for your recent visits and comments over at News From Italy. With all our visitors now departed I am catching up on my Blog reading.

    These are so beautiful! We are all obsessed with the weather aren't we?

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  12. These are so Cool. I could see one of these hanging up in a teens bedroom for sure!

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  13. WOW! COOL, NEATO! All rolled into one!!! Bravo! Clap clap!

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