Illustrations in ThreadIllustration // Friday, 12 Oct 2012
Thread is the material of choice for Nike Schroeder, as she playfully transports images out of her direct surroundings into textile art. She delicately explores human expressions and moments through needles and yarn. Her work is composed carefully with extreme detail, though it may appear seemingly rough and unfinished, as if leaving the ends of the thread hanging out of the pictures was a possible accident. The loose thread adds an incidental component which is sometimes the result of coincidence and at other times the consequence of precise calculation. Either way the falling threads enrich the work with a movement, the association to gravity, succumbing to the medium.
Nike Schroeder lives and stitches in Berlin.