Gina Niederhumer – (FynArts Festival, Hermanus)

Gina Niederhumer – (FynArts Festival, Hermanus)

Gina Niederhumer spent 365 days embroidering a diary. Each day she would cut various materials, lace and felt and then stitch her private comings and goings, thoughts and experiences in a creative patchwork-like postcard.

At the exhibition in the old synagogue, each month was displayed on the wall. It was incredible to read and experience her journey through this very tactile medium. Instead of reading a ‘secret’ diary in a book, the very essence of cloth gave it a genuine and inviting, homely charm. A nice cup of warm tea could have been served to enhance the ‘at home’ feeling, while experiencing Gina’s year.

               

Funny how sometimes we pre-judge things – We weren’t going to go to some galleries as the descriptions in the FynArts 2017 booklet weren’t particularly grabbing. But there were a couple we happened upon and were pleasantly surprised. Gina’s thread-diary was one of them! As the old adage goes: Don’t judge a book by its cover.

To look at more of Gina’s work:

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“Beautiful things come together, one stitch at a time.” – Anon

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