Combining handmade lace artwork with knotty pieces of wood, Hungarian artist Ágnes Herczeg creates harmonious scenes expressing thoughtfulness and beauty of humanity. Her intricate figures form a connection with mother nature, focusing on a juxtaposition of the delicateness of the lace and the solidity of the wood.
She often fuses delicate lace art with real pieces of found wood. Most of her laced artwork depicts women in different positions such as reclining, sleeping, and gazing into an infinite abyss. The wood is the anchor of their activities – as laced figurines rest their bodies against these wooden pieces.
Herczeg has studied the craft of embroidery and lace-making. So, she has used only traditional lace-making techniques to create each art piece. From needle lace to macramé, she incorporates a variety of these stitches into her each creation.
Although lace-making is a very time-consuming process that takes several days to complete a small piece, she has chosen his traditional technique to execute her work. Each art piece reflects freedom and spontaneity as the threads drape around the wood.