I just discovered the work of Japanese fiber artist Sugane Hara and I'm mesmerized. The works here were created by stitching, ply splitting, and knitting fibers and wire, however, she also has some beautiful shibori dyed pieces on her website.
To the right is Who would want her son to crash a plane? 2002. Polyester organza, machine stitched and burned, knitted stainless steel.
Her work is other worldly - beautiful in eerie way.
Vessel of Life/Frozen Moon, 1996. Dyed and painted rattan,
randomly interlaced, machine stitched on water solve film.
And as stunning as these look, so much is lost in viewing the reproduction of a piece (especially when looking at 3-D work) versus viewing the piece in real life. She exhibits internationally, so I'll be keeping an eye out for a west coast US show!
Shore/Dialogue, 2002. Polyester organza, rayon thread,
machine stitched and burned.