Nina Cosco weavings and illustrations translate abstract shapes and absurd situations

By Rebecca Fulleylove

Artist and illustrator Nina Cosco’s work is an interesting mix of illustrations and weavings which are made up of simple, geometric compositions. “I often dig up my old sketchbooks, where I extract elements that seemed unimportant when I first drew them. I also write stories of things I live, see, or hear in my everyday life and I search for a picture to give an additional information to it,” explains Nina. “Making a tapestry takes me weeks and the ideas come through the process of weaving – I have no layout. Drawing illustrations is faster, but finding good ideas takes as much time as making a tapestry.”

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