Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Inspiration - Denimu

I'm gathering quite a pile of denim that needs reusing, so I spent some time winding my way through the web looking for ideas.  Hmmm ... nice potholders, cute formal gown, very creative cot, and ... omg!!  Even though I already feel that Fibers is one of the most creative areas of art today, I was totally unprepared and blown away when I found Denimu's denim collages.

A Blue Eye, denim on denim, 2012.

Denimu is the working name for British artist Ian Berry.  I have a few examples to show you today - just be sure to take a look at the rest of his work on his website.  It's stunning!

The Other Side of the Track, denim on denim, 2011.

Ian began working with denim after finding himself with a large stack of jeans that no longer fit.  And yes - his work is entirely from different shades of denim.  His artist's statement tells about his lifelong love of denim and how he began with the collages.

Busking, denim on denim.

And this is an interesting interview with him - I always love hearing artists talk about their work.

So now I'm inspired to tackle my own stack of denim!  They won't be lucky enough to become Denimu collages, but I am looking at the possibilities with new insight, now.

Happy Creating!  Deborah


  1. Re-using demin has been a passion for years now. I couldn't afford to buy fabric and sewing has always been my retreat. I have sewn a rail fence quilt, picnic blanket, wall hangings, purses, buckets for storage, a rug, coasters, christmas decorations ,,,, I am always on the lookout for something new, it's become a crazy and fun challenge.

  2. Wow, that really is incredible, what a fabulous artist!