Johanna Szleszynski's "Polish Wallpaper"
Inspired by red poppies, symbols of strength and hope in Poland, along with the nation's traditional folk art of paper cutting (wycinanki), Savannah College of Art and Design fibers student, Johanna Szleszynski, creates hand-cut paper wall tiles and uses textile/surface design to make decorative jacquard woven panels. Her M.F.A. thesis exhibition, Czerwone Maki, (Red Poppies), will be on view in Savannah September 10 through September 24, 2010 at SCAD's Fahm Hall Gallery.
Shown above, a detail from Polska Tapeta (Polish Wallpaper). This work incorporates cut paper, drawing and stitching (each tile is 16"x 16"). Below, the full view.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the show is free and open to the public.