Wednesday, September 2, 2009
'more like a sculptor'
Heavenly bodies created by Sandra Backlund who investigates the human figure and reshapes the silhouette. Her work is rooted in basic handicraft, weaving and sculpting, then manifests in fantastical form. These bodies are 'built', sculpted versus tailored, and result in incredible transformation well beyond fashion industry par. The pageantry of her pieces is stunning, simple craft and high drama completely intertwined. A new cocoon, a skin of sorts, Backlund nearly creates another form of life. Ah, the burden of Pygmalion's plight.