irina rapaport jewellery and textiles — Fibre
Irina Rapaport began her craft in 1991, making wooden stand-up puzzles. In 2005 Irina started designing jewellery and in 2013 she introduced her textile collage eco-friendly clothing line. She is entirely self-taught. Trained in art and architecture, Irina draws her influences largely from patterns, geometry and textures. Space and the third dimension are an integral part of her design concept. The artist is recognized for her originality, she is challenging the notion of what is “conventional” jewellery and clothing…taking it into the realm of the unusual and the enigmatic. The spontaneous quality of her wearable art makes each creation one-of-a-kind. All pieces are designed and hand-crafted by the artist in Toronto, Canada. Irina Rapaport is the winner of 2014 Best in Show Jewellery Award at Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.