SASHIKO REFLECTIONS by Jakob Kaye – A series of etched mirrors inspired by Japanese stitching
17th November – 22nd December 2017
Private View: 16th November (INVITATION ONLY)
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 7pm
Weekends: appointment only
Sashiko meaning “little stab” is a traditional stitching technique originating from Northern Japan. The practise evolved as a domestic rural craft during the Edo era in a time of peace.
Using undyed thread on dark indigo cloth, the patterns often represent Buddhist motifs and “protections symbols” whilst also having the functional task of strengthening clothes.
Jakob Kaye is an artist based in Scotland using hand etching methods on mirrors to depict his chosen subject matters for each series.
Often drawn towards natural geometry and cultural history as themes, jakob is applying the fine hand-skill and focus required for the needlework within the traditional Sashiko art form in an alternative medium.
More about Jakob Kaye: www.mirrorglow.co.uk