Based in Vancouver Canada, artist Julia Mior has discovered a love and potential for a new medium. A painter through education, Mior picked up a hand-tufting gun just under a year ago and began exploring the potential for rugs to be functional, beautiful works of art.
While considering the floor as a 'fifth wall' for displaying art, Mior explores the ability for rugs to have distinct tops and bottoms as well as their three dimensional, almost sculptural aspect. The female nude appears frequently in her work which is a fantastic element for something that can commonly 'play it safe'.
At this time Mior uses wool sourced from New Zealand but is constantly on the hunt for quality product at a good price point so as to keep her work as accessible as possible.
I love Mior's fearless use of the female nude and her bold use of colour. She has created such an exciting opportunity for the worlds of art and design to collide in just the best of ways. I cannot wait to see where this creative human takes us on her journey.
Thank you to Julia for being my first ever interview for honey sandwiches! All images courtesy of Julia Mior.