About

Endlessly curious. My work primarily involves the use of embroidery. I am interested in collapsing the boundaries between traditional and popular cultures and exploring the links that exist between these two. My work examines how this particular mishmash manifests itself in modern times, especially concerning modern youths. Preferring to work with craft-based techniques, I am attracted to the evidence of the hand and its time-consuming aspect, which runs counter to the instant gratification and mass-production centred age of today. My works have been exhibited in Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan.

For enquiries about purchase of artworks, write to me at izziyanasuhaimi@gmail.com. Or just simply to say hello.

All content is by me, unless otherwise stated. If I used a photo of yours and you would like it down, please don't hesitate to ask. If you want to use any of my photos, please ask too. If you reblog any of my works, please do credit. Thank you.

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An ennui and a no quick fix.

I first became fascinated with Louise Bourgeois when one of my professor’s wife (who is an amazing artist herself) lent me a book about her, this one specifically. When I discovered how textiles form the background of her life, and her fabric works and fabric books, I fell for her just a little bit more. Maybe I only know 1% about her work (any of you who might be LB experts, would you like to share one or two things?), but she is still one of the artists I turn to when in need of some kindredness.

Images from http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=98440.

Friends to keep you warm

A series that started from drooling after clothes I love but cannot afford. “Friends” refers to the clothes and the fashion people too. They keep me company at night! Inspired by various fashion designers and bloggers, including but not limited to - Kenzo, Peter Jensen, Marc Jacobs, Yokoo, Tavi, etc. More photos coming up soon!

Embroidery and ink on tracing paper.