Hanne Friis - textile sculptures.
Hanne Friis (b. 1972, Oslo) is educated from the Art Academy in Trondheim. Friis creates tactile sculptures of carefully hand dyed textiles with pigments from natural materials such as lichen, mushrooms, acorns and other plants. This process, while time-consuming, imbues the fabric with soft, almost otherworldly yet, fundamentally organic colours. The fabrics are elaborately sewn together by hand. Her work gives the impression of uncontrollable growth, of burgeoning, swelling, multiplying masses. Her works are abstract yet bodily, beautiful yet unsettling.