Art Spotting: Sew in Vogue

Written by Casey

The lovely and talented Inge Jacobson is sewing, but not your grandmother’s typical needle point pillows. She sews the covers of some of the most important magazines and models such as Vogue, Harpers Bazar, and does fashion photographs for high-end designers like Chanel and Dior.

As she explains on her website, “My practice is about intervening into found images through embroidery, cutting, and collaging. The images I use are mostly from women’s high fashion magazines, pornographic images, and newspapers. My main concern as an artist is how one responds to the mass of imagery in the world. I am particularly interested in exploring the different contexts in which photography can be used. I like to stray from the conventional perceptions of what photography can and can’t be. With the over saturation of images, my practice seeks to intervene in this overwhelming consumption from the mass produced and alter it to create something unique.”

Each of her stitchings are unique and handmade. She brings to the surface of the image to the attention of the viewer I want them to acknowledge the stitched pieces as objects rather than just images. It seems appropriate to be using fashion magazines as women are often objectified within them.

You can view more of Inge Jacobson’s work here.

Stitched Magazine Covers


Stitched Fashion

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