16ak XYC, Anda Klancic, cattings- small pieces of cloth cotton/synthetic thred filament metal mixed techniques mostly hand controlled 3D machine embroidered lace, 42" x 12" x 7", 2004, $7,500
Anda Klancic, Embraced by Happiness I
free machine embroidered lace, mixed techniques, cotton, viscose, flax, synthetic, metal
35 x 32 x 25cm, 2007, $7,000
Anda Klancic, Embraced by Happiness II
free machine embroidery on palm tree bark, mixed techniques, cotton, synthetic, metal
120 x 35 x 40cm, 2007, $2,600
7ak Embraced by Nature II, Anda Klancic, embroidered viscose, flax, cotton, polyester, metal filament, PVA fabric, 25” x 9” x 7”; 63.5 x 22.75 x 17.75 cm , 2004, $9,000
11ak Female Husk III-Torso, Anda Klancic, from "Memento mori" composition with cone, palm tree bark, synthetic filament, acrylic, metal wire, 54" x 13" x 8", 2007, $2,000
5ak Recycled Shells, Anda Klancic, five with palm tree bark and one with human hair all embroidered lace and mixted techniques, cotton, synthetic thread, transparent filament and PVC foil, 1997, 31.5" x 14.25" x 12", each
Recycled shell - palm tree bark / $2,000 each + shipment costs, Recycled shell – human hair / 1 piece / $19,600 + shipment costs
4ak Detail GLOBAL HAND TO HAND, ALL AROUND
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Museum of Kyoto, Japan (5th, 6th International Textile Competition, traveling exhibitions); Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia; Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland (International Triennials of Tapestry); Barbican Centre, London, England (Art of the Stitch); Nagoya, Japan (In Our Hands); Ljubljana, Slovenia (Written in Threads); Tønder Museum, Denmark and Kunst Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark (Flet/Braid); Museum of Decorative Applied Arts, Riga, Latvia; Museum of World Cultures, Frankfurt, Germany; Central Marine Museum, Gydnia, Poland; Palais des Expositions, Saint-Etienne, France (International Biennial Design Festival); Museo del Tessuto, Prato, Italy; Musée du Textile, Parc de Wesserling, Mulhouse, Alsace, France (Art Embroidery 1); Museum de Kantfabriek, Horst,Netherlands and Jönköping Läns Museum, Sweden (Art Embroidery 2- Still life). Recipient: Kreinik Award, London, England, Art of the Stitch; Excellence Award, 6th International Textile Competition, Kyoto, Japan.
7ak Detail Embraced by Nature II
The tactility of the interweaving in the fibrous works I create, like their transparency and coloring, are subordinate to reflection, message and sensitivity, and to addressing the visual play of perception between the mimetic and the abstract.
The variegated textile body implied by the title “Em-braced by Nature”, represents the decomposing, died-away leaf, shaped in a narrative, transparent human shell. This work tries to tell the history of clothes in which humans have used natural fibers to cover the body The work attempts to express, in a simple form, the relationship between humanity and nature. The sensitivity towards the ecological aspects of nature are crystallized in the body form which, created partially by burned-out lace, is patterned after a woman's body.
Though a small work, it involves the contemplation on the meaning of garments and produced by beauty, and appeals to a precisely handcrafted network of yarns, that looks like natural veins. With fragility, this work tries to allude to some unknown fears of the 21st Century.
The expressive power of clothes attempts to make us think about the importance of the natural environment and the life.