Braided ropes on fishing cages, stapled on wood.
Corals made out of rope, using the natural shape of the ropes; techniques of weaving, twisting, braiding, basketry, etc
Collect the ropes
All the ropes and fishing cages used for (R)Hope corals are reused. They are mostly collected on the beach or directly in the harbour.
Colors and patterns
The material is then cleaned and sorted by color.
(R)Hope corals uses the colors and shapes already existing in the ropes collectes.
NO paint or dying are involved in the process.
Weaving the corals
The corals are sewn trying to copy the appearance and shapes of real corals.
The technique used is basket weaving.
Making the panels
The corals are then sewn to the panels, using traditional tapestry technique (rag) to encircle and give dimension and depth. Shredded ropes are then added, as if they were seaweed, of different colors and shapes.
Staple in the wood
When the panels are finished, they are stapled to the white painted wooden base, and the piece is ready.