Lucid dream: Tapestries explore the moments after waking

28 : 08 : 2013 Craft : Woven Textile : Psychadelic

Helsinki – The latest exhibit from Finnish-born, Amsterdam-based graphic designer and artist Kustaa Saksi features woven jacquard textiles reflecting a person’s mindset after waking up.

Kustaa Saksi Kustaa Saksi
Kustaa Saksi Kustaa Saksi
Kustaa Saksi Kustaa Saksi
Kustaa Saksi Kustaa Saksi

The exhibition is titled Hypnopompic, referring to the state of consciousness that comes immediately before waking up. This is a time of sensory confusion and overload, and Saksi used an automatic loom to create fantastical, psychedelic tapestries to reflect this. The artist pulled together mixed materials such as alpaca and mohair to create tableaux of dreamlike creatures, surrealistic monkeys and spiders.

The pieces are being exhibited at Helsinki’s Korjaamo Culture Factory until 15 September.

Saksi’s collection recalls our Modern Mythology design direction, which highlights how designers are using craft techniques and referencing folklore as a response to austere economic times.

You have 2 free News articles remaining. Sign up to one of our membership packages from just £100 a month.
View Subscription Offers Sign in

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies to enable the use of our platform’s paid features and to analyse our traffic. No personal data, including your IP address, is stored and we do not sell data to third parties.

Learn more