Creativa Suculencia - Mónica y Andrés Manceñido

Artist
La Plata, Argentina
We are interested in relationships between fiber arts and math, both in the geometric aspects of finished objects, and in the abstract construction properties. Our techniques are eclectic, and we have tried several different media.

Our current work explores the tiny and the huge, using the traditional fiber art of tatting. Tatting is a Victorian era lace making technique in which knots, picots and joins are created using a special tool, the tatting shuttle. In our work we have gone beyond traditional lacy, flat designs into the three dimensional space with geometrical structures.

So far we have done regular polyhedral structures - namely platonic solids, both using thin thread and using thick fabric stripes.
Tiny Tatted Platonic Solids
2 x 12 x 3 cm
Thread, plastic beads
2011
The five platonic solids. Each is tatted with a single thread. Their construction takes advantage of several tatting techniques (rings and single shuttle split rings) to achieve this. The beads in the vertexes are structural, anchoring the thread, as well as aesthetic.
Huge Tatted Platonic Solids
15 x 50 x 22 cm
Fabric stripes, plastic rings
2019
Tetrahedron, Octahedron and Cube tatted using fabric stripes. Each is tatted with a single elastic fabric stripe. The construction takes advantage of several tatting techniques (rings and single shuttle split rings) to achieve this.