Today I explore hand embroidered and beaded pop art with contemporary pop art textile artist Sarah Gwyer. Scroll towards the bottom for links, info and a gallery of images of the work that we talked about.
We talk about her magpie-like ‘obsession’ with colourful beads and charms and the artistic path to creating beaded portraits.
But beneath the colourful sparkling beads lies strong social commentary on celebrity, wealth and consumerism, all expressed in a distinctive pop art style.
And we dive into the copyright complexities that Sarah has found herself entwined in over her desire to portray celebrities as parody.
This is such an interesting chat, and thank you to Sarah for sharing her story. And of course… we have a good old laugh in amongst the serious topics!
Susan Weeks chats with Sarah Gwyer.
Other places & people we mentioned:
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
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