Art-Sampler-Tapestry

09 January 2013

Art-Sampler-Tapestry

 

 

 

Mardi Nowak is an artist and curator based in Melbourne, Australia. She works predominately in woven tapestry and completed her Masters in 2004, investigating the interplay of celebrity, fashion & shopping.

“Sampler” translates images of female pop stars in fleeting and sometimes candid moments into the traditional and centuries unchanged medium of woven tapestry. Using a variety of very low tech methods to obtain source material, pixilated images are transformed into the corresponding beads and pixels of tapestry, creating an interrogation between the plastic pop world and artisan techniques.