Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Favorite #11--Artesa

I am completely blown away by this shop, Artesa, and the work of Flavia Lovatelli.  Perhaps because I have done a couple of projects with coiled magazine pages, and I UNDERSTAND the tedious and time-consuming nature of her work.  It takes HOURS AND HOURS to roll enough strips of magazine pages into enough coils to make anything.  So, hats off to Flavia and her lovely work! 

I find her work very interesting because she makes things you would never dream could be made from paper.  Granted, not many people would or could wear a dress made from paper coils, but tell me the truth.  Are you not impressed by this wonderful work of art?

ANGeLIQUE my recycled paper dress
Ok, really, probably not practical and a bit beyond your budget, but amazing detail, no doubt.  So if the dress isn't something you could pull off, how about a lovely little handbag?  I can't decide which one I like better, this one:
SIMONE - hand coiled rolled recycled paper clutch purse
Or this one:
DOMI my recycled paper unique purse CLUTCH

Or how about a belt:
MIRABEL - Coiled Paper hip BELT
Not interested in wearing paper accessories.  No problem.  Flavia also makes wonderful art for your home. 

QUEENS CHALICE - Coiled recycled magazine paper and brown recycled paper pulp
CAPTURED - Original mix media painting with large recyled paper coils
MY TOGGLES Coiled paper BASKET from recycled Paper Large n. 17
I love this coiled paper work so much.  I've tried it, and I will share with you some of my projects at another time.  I am inspired by the work in this shop, Artesa.  I hope you will go have a look around.
So, another week has flown by.  I hope it was a good one!  Have a super holiday weekend!


  1. I agree Lisa, I too am blown away by the work of Flavia Lovatelli. I have featured the dress on my blog before too, love it!

    1. I've done work with paper coils before, and if I had made that dress I would charge a jillion dollars for it! It's amazing! We seem to have the same taste! Thanks, as always, for stopping by and commenting!

    2. So sorry Lisa for not leaving a huge thank you to you for blogging and giving me so many compliments on my work, I am giddy with pride for your praise is fantastic. I am working on four dresses for the next show because I enjoy creating the dresses besides doing the three dimensional pieces and I am enjoying every minute of it :) The dresses are actually wearable, several models have worn them but yes, it isn't a practical item other than to impress the lights out of someone at a ball or a gala and then you hang it on a mannequin in your living room or your foyer and have people delight on this wonderful piece of art you acquired. It is an amazing piece of conversation. I originally intended them to be displays in boutiques, imagine having this in your window. How many people would come in just to take a closer look?
      Again, thank you a million for your praise, and stay tuned for the next season.

    3. I can see that the dresses are wearable works of art. They are wonderful and would be a fabulous window dislay or conversation piece. I can tell you enjoy your work...unless you love it, no one would spend the time and energy it takes to make all those coils! Your work is beautiful and I am proud to have featured it here! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!