As prescribed by Paulina Constancia
Today, Filipino artist Raffy Napay creates warm tropical splendour with his ‘threaded’ art…
We continue with Statement of the HeART at Art Stage Singapore
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Dose #34: Threaded Together
“Sacred Thread” installation by Filipino artist Raffy T. Napay
Spotted at: Artesan Gallery, Art Stage Singapore 2015
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The Idea: integrating layers of thread unto a floral fabric base. The resulting image is rich, warm, abundant like a tropical rainforest.
You may wonder: How did his affinity for threads and sewing develop?
Here’s what I learned from an art review on gmanetwork – Raffy’s mother is actually a seamstress. So there you go- his exposure to the wonderful world of threads started very early.
“Napay’s distinct use of cloth and thread as a material for large-scale works produces objects that straddle the traditional boundaries between textile, sculpture and painting: transforming into contemporary art many localized forms of artistic production.” – Artinformal
Watch this very short video of Raffy at his home studio
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So do… reflect on this piece by Raffy Napay.
Here’s my personal reflection: The garden of life can sometimes present a web of unnecessary complexities. Keep focused on what truly matters. Stay true and committed to those you love.