ABOUT THE ARTIST
Name, and company name:
Camille Yang, Siwoo in Paris
Type of art you create and medium used:
Embroidery art with needle and thread
What inspires you and your designs?
Daily life, nature, news from the world, and conversations with people
To date, what was one of your favorite projects you worked on and why?
All the projects are close to my heart. If I really have to choose it is the embroidered season series. I love to imagine people in harmony with their environment. And also the collaborations that give me the opportunity to learn about things that I don't know exist.
How long does it take you to create a custom piece?
Hand embroidery takes a long time. In addition I need to develop the design and make the design embroiderable. The choice of color is also a crucial step that I re-act continually during my embroidery session. In terms of duration, a minimum of one month should be allowed.
Can you describe your process?
It's kind of the same thing I said in the previous question. I do a lot of sketching in my daily life. When there is an idea that connects my sketches, I develop the design from that. And make this design embroiderable, adjust the size, put in the desired final dimension. I choose the colors and transfer the design to the fabric. I finally start to embroider.
Has living in Paris influenced your art or style in any way?
Yes. The air of Paris is creative. Inspirations burst everywhere you go. Just walking in the street and watching people go by, you are constantly stimulated by this city.
Who is your artist/style icon?
There are so many talented people! This is a very difficult question to answer. So I answer by classic. :) My absolute reference artist is Paul Klee and Hilma af Klint.
And a personal fun question: What are you listening to/reading/watching these days?
I started watching National Geographic's Cosmos series which is created from a book of the same name by Carl Sagan. It talks about humanity, space, nature, our past and future. It's relevant and fascinating.
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