Isabel Ferrand: World Lace
Exhibition, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Several costly historical pieces are on display in two galleries alongside Old Master paintings depicting people wearing luxurious lace accessories as well as the work of contemporary artists and designers who have been inspired by traditional lace. Craftspeople become proficient through hundreds of hours of practice and repetition of the same movements. Whoever learns to throw clay on a potter’s wheel goes through the same process. Eventually the skill is so anchored in the memory that the potter’s hands are able to make a vase without clay. In other work from this series, Ferrand a empts to make a typical Korean moon jar while wearing a blindfold.