My rug project received a Special Jury’s Mention from 2017 Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize in NYC yesterday. I feel honoured! This is how the jury described my work:
"Also giving reference to the rain, Hanna-Kaisa’s The House of Rain is a sumptuously-soft range of rugs and cushions in mohair that are a cosy antidote to today’s difficult times. Hanna-Kaisa wanted to see how sketches made with water could be developed into textiles and how sources of inspiration influence the process and the outcome.
Her textile’s surface resembles thick, dense fur where original motifs are blurred and almost disappear, because of the richness of the material. When brushed open, the mohair becomes organic and almost animal-like, it even feels warm. Its three-dimensional surface seems active as if it was alive and reaching out."
Thank you Jury and Studio Edelkoort, which curated the competition!
Exhibition will be open until 24th of September in the The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY. If you go, please sent me photos!