The Emperor's New Clothes

Joanna Staniszkis

Oct 14, 2005 – Oct 30, 2005

Wild Cocoon
30 in x 40 in
silk fabric, silk fibers, natural dyes, screen printing

"The Emperor's New Clothes is one of the many themes in my ongoing trilogy, part of my in-depth exploration of natural fiber.

This exhibition focuses on the silk cocoon as a source of life, energy and magic. It is a pivotal concept out of which other images and associations emerge.

Through the cultivation of mulberry trees, the raising of silk worms and witnessing the spinning of silken cocoons, I have gained insight into the inevitability of life's processes and the concept of 'the survival of the fittest'.

The Emperor's New Clothes is a metaphor for the visible and the invisible, the surface and the secret contained within the perfect shape of the cocoon."

Joanna Staniszkis

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Cloth Mending - Triptych(Panel #1)
30 in x 40 in
silk organza, silk fibers, screen printing

$950 CDN

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The Secret Life of Cocoons
80 in x 42 in
Silk noil, printed and dyed, bamboo

Artist Work
Wild Cocoons in Black (4 forms)
in x in
construction of PVC mesh, ties

Joanna Staniszkis

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