‘Blond’ curtains by Nicolette Brunklaus imagine the tale of Rapunzel
at the FIT-museum, New York.
Although this exhibition focuses on clothing and its relation to fairy tales, we were asked to partricipate in this exhibtion.
The notion of storytelling is central to Nicolette Brunklaus’s work, and our textile designs often combine our passion for
photography with the love for the natural world.
A set of curtains from 2003 – aptly titled Blond – features an image of golden hair, digitally printed on silk fabric.
The tresses tumble down each of the panels, in mirror image, and pool into soft curls at the bottom hems.
While the imagery itself is enchanting, it is the scale of the curtains that recalls Rapunzel’s story.
Together, the panels measure nearly ten feet high by more than nine feet wide.
Whether installed in a gallery or in a home, they are simultaneously beautiful and imposing, and elicit the sense of solitude a woman can affect when she covers her face with her hair.
1 November 2016