ADOBE PHOTOSHOP COLLABOGRAM

Mid 2016 I was approached to be apart of the Adobe Collabograms project. An project where Adobe pair up two people of different disciplines and commission a collaboration. I was paired up with David Madero, a metal artist in Mexico.

When I saw Davids work I was floored. His sculptures are amazing and I was at a complete loss at how we would combine our crafts. When we first me over Skype it was quite surreal, we have such similar values and from the get go had a lot of complimenting strengths. We established that whatever we were going to create, it had to tick the ‘Ive always wanted to do this’ box for both of us. I think we were instantly supportive of each other and it was super easy. We knew we were friends after about 15 minutes of conversation. Throughout the process, which was challenging for me at various points David coached me through with relentless kindness and support.

One thing that stood out to us was the strong contrast between us in almost every way. Davids work is very masculine, strong its it subject and material. As an embroiderer, my work, historically known as womans work is light, colourful and soft. From the get go we knew we wanted to show this contrast, instead of one of us moving into the realms of the other. Complimenting instead of compromising each other.

Playing around with ideas we settled on the scorpion, which even looking at images made me uncomfortable, so we knew that was a great platform to start. The scorpion is such an fearsome creature. Its whole being is built to fight. Armoured and armed it epitomises masculinity. It was the perfect choice for us as it is aggressive and highly weaponized, but shows a deadly beauty through its hard and soft features. We sought to change its symbolism of danger by adding something a tad more whimsical, while not compromising its nobility and natural beauty.

The embroidery on the stark metal sculpture, adorning it and its ‘weapons’ highlighting both the beauty and cruelty of nature.

The piece is about duality. The duality around us, in us and between us.

Again, I’d like to thank Jono Farreira (@byjono) for documenting this process so beautifully.

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JOY

Lucy’s shoes

TWO GIN

CLUELESS

GIRL DUST

POMEGRANATES

SNOOP

BOB ROSS

MR A

MARBLES, LOST AND FOUND

HUMMINGBIRD RACKET

Manatee

NIKE x GURL TALK

JESS LEE OF THE SEA

ALL THAT GLIMMERS IS HOME

FURBY

POMPOCOLYPSE

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

RAVE RAT

FROOT LOOPS

ONGO GABLOGIAN

TATA

BUSHBABY BABY

ALL SORTS OF STITCHES

WHAT YOU SEE IN ME

NINJABREAD BOY

TOPOGRAPHIC ROMANCE

JEFF GOLDBLUM

THE HEIRESS

Saturday sleep in

Alain

Prince

Thembi x Nike Women

WEDNESDAY

WHAT A RACKET

Gucci – 24 Hour Ace

Biggie Smalls

Magenta

Danielle Clough

COSMOS OF OFF CUTS

will smith, embroidery, danielle clough

The Fresh Prince

Long distance lovers

TRESPASS

Origins

NETFLIX x DAVID LETTERMAN & TINA FEY

Mother Bored

NIKE HQ – BILL BOWERMAN

Danielle Clough sappi

KALLYNO – SAPPI CALENDER

Winonas

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP COLLABORAGRAM

FIANCE KNOWLES X AF-1

23

FAITH IN 83

Air Pushy

Danielle Clough Steve Zissou

STEVE ZISSOU

JESS

BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES (UN)

QUEER AFRICA 2

Fiance Knowles x RVCA

LAURA PALMER / TWIN PEAKS

BASQUIAT

If the Shoe fits x Vans

SEED

UPFEST

SKULL RACKETS

Die Antwoord: Banana Brains

THREAD PLATED

THE GIRLS

THE DUDE ABIDES

Danielle Clough embroidered moon

SPACEY THINGS

SEW, SCATTER, SEED

SNAKELET

SNAKE FACE

SLOTH

SILVAN 7 / D3 COLLABORATION

SET IN BONE

RAT RACKET

OOM SCHALK

MRS MIA WALLACE

MCMOUSE

MAX BRODEL EYE

FRENCH KNOT / FRENCH KISS

SELF PORTRAIT

LET SARAS SLEEP

KINKY THE FISH

IRIS

HELLO BOKKIE

GIRL GONE GLITCHY

FOXY

FOREVER

FENCE DARNING

EMBELLISHED AND DISPOSABLE

EDIE SEDGWICK

DAHLIA IN 71

CASSIAS ON STEEL

HANDMADE PATCHES

BAT

A TRIBUTE

A GIFT OF 30

ALPACALYPSE

FOXING

A LITTLE LOUIS

SILENCE

CHEWY & OTHER STAR WARS THINGS

A PLACE FOR A RAP NAP

RABBITS

WORDS

BE A RIVER WITH ME x JORDAN METCALF

Cats

HAND NAAI

YANNICK

STITCHES ON PICTURES

Capsule Projects exhibition

Fast food

NONKU

DOM

Birds

SKULLS

Danielle Clough Nike fruit

Fruit

Dogs

PENDANTS