Elena Ramírez
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Alphabet

Embroidery with Ädellab

Still life revisited
Professors Karen Pontoppidan 
& David Clarke
Konstfack 2013


During this course with Ädellab we explored the different purposes of tableware within our culture and investigated table objects and their potential for creating artistic statements. 

A Conversation piece comes to refer objects that are perceived to be interesting enough to spark conversation about them around the table. They provide a stimulus for prop-based conversation openers. 

I designed a graphic representation of our alphabet with the collaboration of María Ramírez. Then I embroidered hidden messages in a collection of 5 crafted tablecloths. I display this new alphabet in a series of cards that are given to the people at the table creating my own conversation piece.