16.1.07

The Lifetime Sewing Machine by Fighting


I just got done with this old lady this morning. According to the Russian Junk collector who sold us this relic, she's a Singer peddle-op master seemster unit from before the turn of the 20th century. Everything about this machine is grand. A problem arises when you find yourself in the position of having to enhance something that is already extraordinary in its unmodified form. This sewing machine provided me with one of those problems, and I think the problem was solved by giving to the machine the things it didn't already have - colour, simple geometry and soft texture. Concentrating on symmetrical composition provided the necessary limitations from which good ideas could gel without getting out of hand, and now the Lifetime Collective has another sewing machine (Ben Tour did the first one) that fits with their brand concept and works well as an art piece. And that's a good thing.