Tag Archives: Sumi Foley

wearable to fine art

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At twenty-five,¬†Sumi Foley¬†saved her grandma’s silk kimonos from the trash since her grandma had tired of them. An artist, Foley deconstructs these kimonos to recreate them as hand sewn fine art.

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When one paints without sketching, it’s termed boneless, which is how Sumi embroiders the roses and hands on her hand-stitched patchwork in her “For My Love” series, made of silk kimono and silk organza.

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Here’s a short interview with Foley, and inspiration for the timeless continuity of reconstruction and change.