Tanya Ermakova

I have had a fondness for creating new things out of old ones since my childhood. In fact, my attempts to transform clothes into something else began at the age of five. I got a hold of some scissors, opened my parents’ closet and cut up several jackets and dresses. That first experience was not very much appreciated, but things have changed.

 

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free,” said Michelangelo about his creative process, and I can certainly relate to this kind of vision. I feel as if I’m freeing glorious objects out of old sweaters and t-shirts. They are hiding there in various textures, shapes and colors, waiting to be born. It’s interesting to watch how some slicing and stitching transforms an old rejected thing into something new and beautiful.

 

Currently, I’m fascinated with making fabric flowers, taking natural shapes as concepts and taking them further with unusual colors and shapes. But you never know what the future may hold and where my own creative process might take me

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