Hand-Woven Art That Looks Like Digital Manipulation

12.17.15 | By
Hand-Woven Art That Looks Like Digital Manipulation

Art is always better in real life, and it’s certainly 100% true when it comes to Lala Abaddon’s art. When looking at it online or from afar, her colorful, psychedelic pieces seem like digital creations. However when viewed up close, the user sees the intricate nature of each work of art.

˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥᷄⌓˂̣̣̥᷅ )‧º·˚ Detail by Lala Abaddon. 8.5x11''

˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥᷄⌓˂̣̣̥᷅ )‧º·˚ Detail by Lala Abaddon. 8.5×11”

Months in the making, Lala photographs images using analog methods, and prints them in large formats. She then goes to hand cut each print into hundreds of pieces, and then weaves the strips into complicated patterns by hand. Each strip is purposefully arranged to evoke a certain feeling in the viewer, examining the relationship between the physical world and the emotional world. The layered quality of the images is similar to alternate realities or states of being. Lala’s underlying purpose and process is “to disrupt order, reconstruct historical notions of photography and weaving, and challenge what it means to create something solely for the purpose of creation.”

ಥ_ಥ_ by Lala Abaddon. 13x19''

ಥ_ಥ_ by Lala Abaddon. 13×19”

இ_இ_ by Lala Abaddon. 13x19''

இ_இ_ by Lala Abaddon. 13×19”

youcantstealmysoul_faces by Lala Abaddon

youcantstealmysoul_faces by Lala Abaddon

youcantstealmysoul by Lala Abaddon. 24x36''

youcantstealmysoul by Lala Abaddon. 24×36”

When Something Inside You Dies by Lala Abaddon.  24x36''

When Something Inside You Dies by Lala Abaddon. 24×36”

After surviving a quarter life crisis, Nanette went from working in healthcare canadian meds to pursuing her loves of design, food and writing. During the day she works in social media marketing, by night she writes for Design Milk. You can find more of her work at