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nike schroeder: the edgar eduard emma herbst series
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mar 21, 2011
nike schroeder: the edgar eduard emma herbst series


‘edgar herbst flying 03′ – 30x40cm – yarn on canvas on wood
all images © anja schäfer

berlin-based artist nike schroeder stitches and dedicates her time and passion
to her own artistic experiment. ‘the edgar eduard emma herbst series’ is an homage
to a friend of schroeder’s and plays with ‘the adaption of the chaotic
way the thread
develops painting like qualities very
adequate to his personal character.’

schroeder has the ability to expose raw emotions and bring them to the surface of
her textile work through a certain degree of violence in the repetition of penetrating
and attacking found in the relationship between needle and fabric. her deconstructed
contour drawings, that allow for threads to hang free, carry a sense of natural and
untamable movement not found in other mediums.

currently focusing on work for galleries, schroeder has also done commission work
with costume and set designers for theater productions and illustrations for magazines
and books. her most recent work is solely composed of thread and fabric, her fascination
with the nature of the material, and the alienation of its pristine historical usability.


‘edgar herbst flying 02′ – 30x40cm – yarn on canvas on wood


‘edgar herbst flying 04′ – 30x40cm – yarn on canvas on wood


‘edgar herbst flying 01′ – 30x40cm – yarn on canvas on wood


‘edgar herbst studies 01′ – 13x17cm – yarn on canvas


‘edgar herbst studies 02′ – 13x17cm – yarn on canvas


‘edgar herbst studies 03′ – 13x17cm – yarn on canvas


‘edgar herbst studies 04′ – 13x17cm – yarn on canvas


‘edgar herbst the photographer’ – 13x17cm – yarn on canvas


‘edgar herbst smoke’ – 15x20cm – yarn on canvas

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions’ feature,
where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.

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