Part 1 (front) of a unique diptych. Pressure printing of blouse embroidered with Japanese Bookbinding stitches; 24x18” each. Influenced by Independent Lab with Roni Gross; Letterpress with Delphi Basilicato and Amber McMillan; Japanese Bookbinding with Yukari Hayashida.
Combining two techniques—letterpress pressure printing and bookbinding sewing—Jessica Lagunas created pressure prints using one of the artist’s sleeveless blouses, and then embroidered bookbinding stitches on top of them, as turning the functional elements into a decorative one. The ghost-like effect of the prints reflects her interests in memory and nostalgia.