DIYable: thread and nail art


designer and artist Dominique Falla’s work falls under many different categories…  she uses typography as well as tactile mediums such as nails and thread to get her message across. this stunning piece “We Are All A Part Of The Same Thing” was made using just that – nails and thread.

the concept of this piece starts with the interlocking network of string and thread.  on her blog she writes, “I spent 6 hours nailing little tiny nails into an MDF board (I had a little help from passersby in the workshop) and another 4 hours winding coloured cotton and hey presto.”

 each nail is supposed to represent an individual.  when she started the piece, each nail had no connection to one another.  when the string was added in,  we see that no one is separate from each other. the piece is meant to show our interconnection in a positive light – demonstrating that together we can make something beautiful. 

the mix of colors is beautiful and the message is obviously, very clear. we are all a part of the same thing! 

what you would need to make your own:

  • MDF board
  • nails
  • hammer
  • string/thread

photography by Alejandra Ramirez Vidal


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