Nuno: Functionally Sublime

Functionally Sublime

Metropolis February 2003

Traditional handmade washi (Japanese paper) attached to a velvet base with synthetic glue. Or Okinawan banana fiber-coated cottons chemically reprocessed. How about yarn maid of stainless steel wire woven with cotton in a 60:40 ratio? It sounds as if Nuno's "techno-textiles", interweaving art and craft, tradition and technology, might have some shock value or importance as conceptual art, but would hardly be beautiful. And yet they are.