Thursday Salute to Originals: Billowing Tulle

Yards of colorful tulle cascade from windows inspired by Argentine embroidery.

In a site-specific series of installations, Ana María Hernando explores striking applications of tulle in architecture and nature.

Yards of the soft, colorful fabric are draped like waterfalls over windows and steps. Evoking themes of feminine strength, the ball gown fabrics breach their hard surroundings with softness and visual intrigue.

“As a Latina, I explore how the feminine comes forward in strength and flexibility, in beauty, and in (an) unstoppable abundance of generosity,” said Hernando in an interview with This is Colossal.

Textiles are a favorite medium for the artist who draws on her upbringing in Buenos Aires, observing the women in her family sewing, crocheting, and embroidering together.

This Thursday, we’re saluting Ana María Hernando’s massive tulle installations and her visual exploration of the feminine spirit. You can view more of Hernando’s textile artistry on Instagram and her website.

Sources: Ana Maria Hernando, This is Colossal