Emerging artist Karine Falleni announced today that her original artwork, which explores movement and capturing a gesture through the use of line, will be woven into a limited run of 100 hand-sewn jacquard pillows.
Jacquard is a mechanical loom capable of sewing textiles with complex patterns, such as Falleni’s work, which she describes as a dance.
She explains, “My work is about movement and capturing a momentary action. This particular design was very much a dance, capturing both the movement and energy in my model and my response to it.”
Falleni’s most recent works are a further exploration of movement through the use of line. More specifically studying her own movements and expressing gesture through various mark making.
The 18″ x 18″ (46 cm) square pillows are hand-sewn in Tucson and filled with a removable polyester fill. The pillows come in five colors including sapphire blue, grey lime, ruby red, orange spice and Sonoran sand – named for the desert in the Southwest United States. They can be dry cleaned and feature a hidden zipper.
Falleni’s jacquard pillows can be purchased for $125 online at Etsy.com and free shipping is available for orders in December. A compete and updated listing of retailers can be found at karinefalleni.com.
Check out photos on Pinterest at pinterest.com/karinefalleni
About Karine Falleni
Karine lives and creates her art in Tucson and has been an artist there since 2002 after previously living in Queens, New York. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. In addition to textiles, her work also includes paintings and drawings, which have been featured in several exhibits in New York City and Tucson.