Artist Tianmiao Lin Wraps Objects and Figures in Satiny Materials

By: Meghan Young - Sep 29, 2014
References: wanggongxin & beautifuldecay
There are porcelain sculptures and stone sculptures, but not many people are familiar with silk sculptures. Using the thread-wrapping technique, artists are able to create silk sculptures by covering objects and figures in the satiny material. Shiny and ethereal, the results are both surreal and slightly ghost-like. Of course, that has much to do with this artist's particular style.

Created by Tianmiao Lin, the silk sculptures often revolve around sinister subject matter such as haunting humans figures, skulls and organs. Tasteful decor for the Halloween season, "the materials take on a life of their own," Lin notes. Beautiful Decay observes why silk and even hair and thread are used, "They are organic and natural, and contain an element of mysterious strength." Thus, the silk sculptures are full of dimension.