Woven birds by Mark Goldenberg

Mark Goldenberg, young designer from Israel, was inspired by the work of Russian sculptor Naum Gabo, and as a result came his graduate collection entitled “Woven bird”.

We read in his website “My research on birds and their flight process introduced me to the work of Russian sculptor Nahum Gabo, known for his airy wired sculptures that often seem to defy gravity, their shape resembles a bird when it stretches its wings. This particular collection was inspired by his work. Each piece in my collection was handmade by me, so the entire process was intuitive, and not very calculated. My main strategy was to start with a simple and basic silhouette, use it as an external skeleton of some sort, and slowly build up the structures, as if they were flesh and feathers on the skeleton. It was during this project that I’ve taught myself how to weave on a loom, and how to warp and tension all those threads, to create an original and colorful piece of art”.

Photos © Asaf Einy

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