Lonely Houses by Happy Red Fish

by Kate Pruitt

I have yet to see a photography-and-craft pairing that does not yield amazing results. Whether it’s an image transferred to fabric or adhered to wood or metal or a photographic collage with thread, paint and even light, there’s just something about the effect of a three dimensional reality made two dimensional by photography, only to be brought back into three dimensionality with a textural material. It’s simply delightful for the eye, the hand and the mind. I know of a couple great artists working with found photos and embroidery, but I’m thrilled to discover another: Happy Red Fish, an Amsterdam-based creative studio operated by Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen. These pieces are from his newest series, “Lonely Houses.” They are strange but beautifully so. If you are interested in purchasing any artwork, you can contact Hagar here. — Kate

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