Fabric and Glass by Vanessa
Vanessa Yanow is
a textile and glass designer/artist, jeweler, painter, and multimedia sculptor
based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In her most recent pieces she weaves the present
into the past with assemblages made from repurposed vintage fabrics and flame-worked
glass components. Yanow also makes a line of whimsical necklaces fashioned from
zippers, blown glass, and found objects.
Enomeno (with detail), 2008; flame-worked and blown glass,
crystal rhinestones, reflective glass, fabric, flock, wool, PVC. 19" x 28"
x 28". Courtesy of Option
Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec Canada.
Collaborating with Her Story—Incarnation I (with
detail), 2008; an early 1900’s unfinished anonymous embroidery project on
raw linen, flame worked glass, antique newspaper clippings, antique stencil paper,
raw silk, thread, linen, wire, metal and down. 38" x 36" x 8".
Courtesy of Option Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec Canada.
Zipper Necklaces with blown glass charms encapsulating various
objects such as feathers and a miniature key.
All photos: A. John Tinholt.