Figurative lace sculptures of women in moments of contemplation or work attached to sticks and pieces of found wood by Hungarian artist Ágnes Herczeg. She was graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and uses only natural materials of vegetable origin, such as yarns, threads, textiles, branches, roots, fruits, and seeds, in her pieces, with a combination of various techniques of traditional handicraft.
Preparing needle lace is a time-consuming and delicate work, which requires a high degree of attention. I like preparing laces with very thin threads, for which I used to apply madeira viscose threads, but currently I prefer working with pure silk thread. The contour of the needle lace works is made of thin wires, which enables a suitable stiffness. The pattern and density of the stitches within the contours determines the graphics of the given work, which is a process-based completely on improvisation. It is like drawing with the help of stitches. The lace work is dyed afterwards, which might be the most exciting phase of all as this is the part when my work becomes a picture.Ágnes Herczeg