Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
March 22, 26, 29, 31; April 2
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lucy + Jorge Orta
We will be creating embellished flowers, a process of making 3D textile representations of real and imaginary floral species, which relates to the Ortas’ ongoing project Amazonia. The process includes a series of templates created by Lucy, which will be used to make a wide range of petals, leaves and stems in various fabrics (silks, cotton and print). In the Paris studio she will make a selection, which can be used by the workshop participants to assemble into their own designs, using a range of craft techniques. Lucy will accompany them in the process of embellishing their creation using glass beads, cords, ribbons to achieve a final design that can be box framed.
Lucy + Jorge Orta founded Les Moulins in 2000 as an extension of their practice. This ambitious cultural project along a 5-mile stretch of the Grand Morin valley in Seine-et-Marne, France is dedicated to artistic research and production of contemporary art, informed by the natural environment of the valley and the industrial heritage of the former paper mills.
Lucy + Jorge Orta’s work can be found in public and private collections and numerous monographs have been published.