Agnes Herczeg, a Hungarian artist, has crafted some fantastic lace art. Did you know what she used? Found wood! With those knotty branches, Agnes crafts scenes of great beauty. Her subject? Humanity.
For instance, you’ll see women in these portraits — sleeping, reclining, or gazing deep into the unknown. Also, Agnes Herczeg would often use the wood as if an anchor or support for the female characters’ activities. So, they would rest bodies on it, or use it as a floor.
In most of the art pieces, Agnes would juxtapose the wood’s stable nature and the looseness of the lace. Despite the difference, the two materials would blend harmoniously once the artist links them together.
Using traditional techniques, Agnes Herczeg has been able to craft these stunning lace art. She says:
“I have extensively studied the craft of embroidery and lace-making. From needle lace to macramé, she incorporates a variety of these stitches into each composition. This proves a meticulous, detail-oriented endeavor.”
“Lace-making is an extremely time-consuming occupation. It takes several days just to complete a small piece.”
Indeed, lace art is so tedious. And, because of that, Agnes Herczeg prepared a careful plan of execution.
“Design is a significant part of the creative process because I have to think through not only the visual appearance of the work but its overall structure and the order of the individual steps.”
While making the pieces sounds rigid, the resulting lace art indeed illustrates the spontaneity and freedom of humanity.
You can check out Herczeg’s website for more of the lace sculptures she sells.
The Hungarian artist Agnes Herczeg crafts lace art with a rigid twist — the use of found wood.
What results is a captivating balance of soft and hard materials, working harmoniously together.