Wall Hanging Graduate School
Cotton, foil, hand painted tissue, angel hair
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Aviva Stanoff (American, born 1972). Wall Hanging Graduate School, 1999. Cotton, foil, hand painted tissue, angel hair, 36 x 75 1/2 in. (91.4 x 191.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist in honor of Simon Ungless
, 2011.19.2. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2011.19.2.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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Aviva Stanoff’s incredibly inventive designs betray her dual Japanese/American heritage. Aviva was trained at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She initially worked in the fashion industry for Calvin Klein, but soon began to design her own textiles in her studio in Brooklyn. She is not a weaver; rather each yard of her textiles is uniquely designed and often composed of diverse materials. Her signature velvet textiles are decorated with realistic plant imagery. She impregnates carefully selected plant material with color and arranges them on the length of velvet required. Then, through her personal heat transfer method the images of the plants are embedded in the textile that retains the texture of the plant material. There are sixteen very varied examples of her work in the Brooklyn Museum collection. The textile highlighted here is really a collage and is composed of various textiles, metallic foil, and hand-painted tissue.
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