Concept and Creative Direction: Lisa Waltuch
Design and Prototyping: Ping Hatta.
Date 2010 - 2013
"This is the type of art that makes a house a home” wrote the owner of the twins jumping on the bed piece (shown below) when she hung it up.
These pieces, like the one of the two girls holding hands (right) and hung when a family moved to their new home, have a feeling of nostalgia because they both capture a specific moment from a photograph, but also because they are made from the children’s outgrown clothes.
Recognition of the familiar colors, fabrics, patterns and most of all body language make them special.
Another appliqué, the small clothes design was made for a mother who wanted to do something with the clothes her daughter wore when she was adopted from an orphanage in China. The sleeping child was handed over to her new mother wearing “everything she owned” including hand-knitted pieces with wonderful texture. Her mother wanted to preserve these clothes, shoes, and memories so we maintained the shape of each item and then fit them together in a design that the family could enjoy and reminisce about.
“The piece arrived on Christmas Eve and I was able to hold off opening it until Christmas Morning when we had my mom and dad here too! I was in tears and shaking with love once I saw it. What a blessing you have given us with your creativity and talent. It will be treasured for many lifetimes. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and care in putting this together. You have BLESSED US RICHLY with your gift.”