MY WORLD: Olivia d’Aboville
Enter French-Filipina artist Olivia d'Aboville's far-from-frightening abyss.
(SPOT.ph) At first glance, artist Olivia d'Aboville's work looks like strange underwater creatures. A closer look will reveal intricately woven nylon threads and stainless steel, a delicate monofilament fishing net made to look like three-dimensional forms, and everyday objects-plastic bottles, plastic utensils and cups, coffee stirrers, and pins-strewn together to mimic living things found in the deep abyss.
Born and raised in the Philippines, the French-Filipina visual artist studied art in Paris, specializing in textile and pattern design. With a desire to use her hands and feel the materials she works with, the 25-year-old moved on to focus on creating textile structures using the intricate, traditional and contemporary techniques of weaving and tapestry. Last year, she held her first solo exhibit at the Ayala Museum titled "Chasm of Fantasies."
One of Philppine Star's YStyle Femme Noir muses , the self-confessed water baby enjoys traveling around the country, hanging out with friends, going to exhibits, and spending weekends in her family's place in Puerto Galera-swimming, hiking, and diving (she got her PADI license when she was 13!).
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Artwork by Warren Espejo, photos by Monica Barretto