Tabea Dürr Textil Fine Art
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Salmo salar aureus maior
68cm x 87cm x 1cm
Lurex, cotton, fish skin,
tanning, weaving, embroidery

Fish skin

My interest in tanned fish skin is an interest in structure. I choose to tan the fish skin in a way that retains the feeling of dry skin or parchment. Most of the original colour of the fish skin normally fades away by tanning it.

When I put those skin parts in a textile context I try to find a way to translate their structure into textile structures – sometimes by weaving them, sometimes by embroidering them or by other techniques.

Salmo salar maior
40cm x 97cm x 1cm
silk, fish skin
tanning, weaving, appliqué
Salmo salar minor
40cm x 76cm x 1cm
silk, fish skin
tanning, weaving, appliqué
Par gardorum morrhua
20cm x 20cm x 9cm
Lurex, cotton, linen, fish skin
tanning, weaving, embroidery

(privat)
Lota lotaa
45cm x 195cm
silk, fish skin
tanning, weaving, appliqué

(Ågrenska, Göteborg, Sweden)

Salmo salar niger
150cm x 127cm
silk, fish skin
tanning, embroidery

 
 

piscis albus
ca 40cm x 25cm
silk, fish skin
tanning, weaving, embroidery


(Ersta Diakoniverk, Stockholm, Sweden )

 

 

 

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