Artwork Media

Vasconcelos is known for enveloping everyday objects such as pianos, laptops, commercially produced decorative objects in crocheted, knitted, embroidered material. She juxtaposes the mass-produced and the handcrafted thus examining the contemporary values associated with each notion. Pandora I belongs to the edition series derived from Vasconcelos's personal sketchbooks, which were carefully archived by the artist over a period of twenty years. The drawings from her sketchbook are akin to the catalogued ideas from the diary entires that tell about the process of creation, artwork, and events in Vasconcellos's life.

I’m influenced by the light, by the people, by the objects, by the technique and by the artisans.

Joana Vasconcelos