(Geometric Study 3)
Designer: Naima Almaida
Remember fuzzy felt?!
Alameda (business name: Lhama)’s artworks are made with felt pieces cut, embedded, overlapped and glued by hand in her studio in São Paulo, Brazil. The compositions are so thoughtfully considered.
The extreme layering in her geometric pieces makes them really luxurious.
Most of her work is tropical themed and has less of this repeated layering that you can see here but I think she has struck gold with Estudos Geométrico 3. I won’t lie though, it was her rich tropical pieces that caught my eye on Instagram.
I’m so used to the current Rob Ryan-esque style of cut out art that I wrongly presumed that Alameda’s work was fairly small, about the size of a piece of printer paper.
But this geometric study is about twice that size and all the better for it! Some pieces are much larger again.
If you’re going to buy a statement piece I believe in going all out. Why else would I be (moderately) minimal elsewhere in the home? In order to go bonkers with art! The simple, white ‘box’ frame that comes with Estudos Geométrico 3 knows what I’m on about.
I am one of the 26,547 people who have signed up for the “30 Days of Wild” challenge that The Wildlife Trusts have set up this month in order to help us make room for nature in our lives. Researching into Lhama’s jungle pieces was something I did for myself as part of this challenge, from England to Brazil – and I hope you feel the wild in art wherever you are in the world too! ?
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