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The Mysterious Weaver: Helena Vento

While working on my transparent cotton weavings, public health I began to research artists who work in a similar way. This search was too specific in nature, and I had a difficult time uncovering artists working with the same concepts and processes as me. However, I did find Helena Vento. When searched, her name brought results of only her Pinterest page, where little information was given as to her work as an artist or how these pieces evolved.

The images included a caption simply stating that they are a transparent weave of linen. Despite the lack of further information, I was inspired by the subtle design of the weavings, the finishing of the edges, and the documentation in everyday spaces. These are the decisions that are most critical in making a weaving successful, and I feel that her weavings are presented very successfully.

                     

This work gave me something to think about as I continue to document my own weavings and strive to present them as successfully as possible.

-Marcia

Image Source/Helena’s Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/helenavento/textiles-by-helena-vento/

2 Comments so far

  1. Emily Ferguson April 12th, 2016 12:40 pm

    I love her work! Her inclusion of linen and the subtlety of pattern speaks to my work as well. It’s too bad she doesn’t have a large amount written about her or a website.

  2. Elizabeth tritthart May 7th, 2016 6:33 am

    She is a teacher in Finland. Her profile can be found on LinkedIn.
    You might try connecting there.