TESTIMONY TO THE UAE
Inspired by the past, present, and future history of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sebastien has crafted this project to entice your senses through colors and textures.
Hand Weaving Totem
What Will You Learn ?
This project invites you to call on your creativity.
Sebastien’s collection of “Totem - A Wall’s Jewelry”, is the aspiration behind this project as it will challenge you to embrace vibrancy and inventiveness. Each layer of thread embodies a central milestone across the UAE’s history, alluring successive imagery that signifies the desert, the pearl industry, the gold trade, and the unearthing of oil.
Gold coated thread, iridescent waxed cotton, linen, and wool thread will blend together flawlessly to form a contemporary textile artwork.
Sebastien will offer his guidance and grant you the artistic freedom to design your own composition in the order you desire.
Your final product will be a hand-woven panel expressing your personal interpretation of the overall notion. This will be your authentic masterpiece.
TEXTURES AND LAYERS
Sand, pearl, gold, petroleum, and technology
A4 | wall hanging art
Textile | fiber
Word From The Artist
“Art and Textile has long been an essential component of the human experience since the beginning of civilization. These treasures and "savoir faire" must endlessly be reinvented and challenged". Captivated by the diversity of craftsmanship and versatility textiles offer, Sebastien Courty’s work is in principle a decorative art approach. The play of texture, material, and color permits him to reimagine his craft through traditional and ancient techniques. Textiles transcend dimensions where design encounters art in a prospective muse. Not limited to fibers his work encompasses materials that allow hand woven methods inter alia to invent contemporary art. Courty’s collection “Totem - A Wall’s Jewelry” creates visuals of the represented countries cultural and commercial activity—an invitation to discover a world you have yet to explore.
Sebastien Courty is a New York artist who graduated from the celebrated “Fashion Institute of Technology” in Textile and Surface Design. Originally from France, Courty was exposed to handcraft and art from an early age. From art to design Sebastien Courty has learned from prominent figures in the industry, both in France and the U.S. To date, Courty has showcased his work worldwide, including Paris, New York, Beijing and Dubai. His collection of woven panels called “Totem - a Wall’s Jewelry” is internationally acclaimed. Throughout his career he has collaborated with several humanitarian companies, foundations, and private collectors. He also launched his own Textile Art Studio in Brooklyn in 2018. Courty’s latest collection, “Sculpture in Motion” is currently carried by the Eden Fine Art galleries in the U.S. and Europe.