Katya Dimova

Katya Dimova (*1983 in Varna, Bulgaria) graduated in Printmaking at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. During her studies she spent an year in Joshibi University of Arts and Design in Tokyo. Additionally she graduated from Vital Academy Vienna as a herbalist in 2017. Dimova has participated in numerous exhibitions and her works are held in the Belverdere 21 collection. She works as a visual artist and herbalist in Vienna and Lower Austria, Austria.

Obsession morphology no.1

Katya Dimova, 2017
€ 1,120.00

Drawing
60 x 80 x 0 cm
Embroidery on Fabric
Mounted on a stretcher

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Obsession morphology no.1

The shepherd's cup and his little hearts ring back to my childhood. As children, we tore every little heart of the shepherd's cup. When twitching, they ring like little bells.
Capsella bursa-pastoris is not only dear to my heart because of that.
This plant comes in very large groups in the spring time. I love their persistence and the lust for life. One plant produces over 64,000 seeds that can germinate for over 30 years.

In the Obsession Morphology series, I decide to embroider the wild plants in an oversized format. On the one hand to make the physical beauties of the plant more visible and on the other hand to direct the attention to it and to th nature at all.

Obsession morphology no.2

Katya Dimova, 2020
€ 1,030.00

Drawing
40 x 60 x 2 cm
Embroidery on Fabric
Mounted on a stretcher

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Obsession morphology no.2

During my training as a herbalist, I opened my senses to all the wild plants that I met on my way.
I saw this tiny plant very often in flowerpots in the city. Amazing how it found its way to protect itself and keep on planting.
The hairy foam herb (Cardamine hirsuta) is very little researched and little known. Due to this oversized size, I would like to put its beauty under the microscope for the viewer.

In the Obsession Morphology series, I decide to embroider the wild plants in an oversized format. On the one hand to make the physical beauties of the plant more visible and on the other hand to direct the attention to it and to th nature at all.

Obsession morphology no.3

Katya Dimova, 2021
€ 1,080.00

Drawing
70 x 60 x 3 cm
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Obsession morphology no.3

Songs or smells give you a sense of déjà-vus, don't they?
Plants do the same to me.
After many years I came back to my grandfather's birthplace. The garden was covered with field pansy (Viola arvensis). There were so many plants growing like I never had anywhere else in my mind. I took the morphology of this tiny viola with the drawing. Later it grew oversized into the embroidery.

In the Obsession Morphology series, I decide to embroider the wild plants in an oversized format. On the one hand to make the physical beauties of the plant more visible and on the other hand to direct the attention to it and to th nature at all.

Sambucus nigra

Katya Dimova, 2021
€ 2,770.00

Drawing
25 x 31 x 1 cm
Embroidery and Textile on Fabric

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Sambucus nigra

Wild plants, their hidden beauties, properties and possible uses appear in my work as a material, tool or an object and has been a central theme of my artistic work and everyday life for the last years.
The studies of botanical characteristics became part of the narratives I reveal about wild plants in my work on fabric books. Traditions from the vernacular or the doctrine of signatures, legends and ancient herbal knowledge merge in images and text on the hand-embroidered cotton.

Wegerich Blätter in die Schuhe gelegt...

Katya Dimova, 2020
€ 1,070.00

Drawing
24 x 32 x 4 cm
Embroidery on Fabric
Ships with a black wooden frame

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Wegerich Blätter in die Schuhe gelegt...

Many stories and superstitions can be told about wild plants. The longer a plant feels comfortable in our geographical area, the more stories were arised and told from mouth to mouth.
To keep these stories safe for the time being, I retell them in my fabric books and embroidery works.

These two works are based on the cloth book: "The Street Bride", which was created in 2018 as my first cloth book.