In case your firm opinion happened to place openwork in within the realm of the overly feminine or anciently old realm of fabric embellishments, the Love Lace exhibition brings together artists from various backgrounds to prove that even tatting can be quite an extreme medium.
The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia, is hosting the vent with diverse works made from a collection of untraditional materials. Titanium and brass wire crochet is used, and one artisan even dyed and knotted human hair. The latter includes a piece by Helen Pynor depicting human anatomy, but satellite headgear, sculptural boots and even the hood of a car have been executed with woven techniques. The work of Anne Mondro, Bethamy Linton, Waltraud Janzen, Ingrid Morley, Nava Lubelski and Kim Lieberman at in the Love Lace exhibition will exceed your expectations.