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Italian Textile Artists


DAMSS is the name with which Daniela Arnoldi and Marco Sarzi-Sartori sign the exclusive works of Textile Art that they create as a pair, with an unmistakable style. DAMSS use natural or manmade fabrics, yarns and fibres to create sculptures, pictures and installations, focusing on materials used and manual work, as an integral part of the final significance of the work.

The underlying theme of the works is the intrinsic value of the reuse and development of the medium connected to the strong technical textiles, maximum creativity and freedom of expression.

The creative action of DAMSS aims to use art to promote industrial textile recycling using new languages. The small-scale action of DAMSS wants to launch a reflection on sustainable use and re-use of large-scale industrial waste, not only in ecological terms, but also in economic and social ones.

The continuous updating and technical knowledge allow DAMSS laboratory to experiment with innovative and aesthetic impact in particular to the construction of three-dimensional textile work, fiberart installations.

Design is their strong point from reciprocal previous professional experiences and thanks to these, DAMSS can create large-sized works.

The recent production is oriented to the extreme manipulation of the fabrics.

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