You might know Aubrie Costello from her day job as store manager of Bus Stop. But when she’s not at the Queen Village boutique, she’s creating incredible art installations on the walls of residential homes, in store windows, and for galleries. She refers to her work as ‘silk graffiti,’ but it’s far more subtle than what we typically think of when we think of graffiti. Her pieces are haunting phrases, quotes or simple words, rendered in looping strips of shredded silk that she tacks to the wall with nails.
Aubrie recently collaborated with UK-based women’s shoe brand Esska to create a custom Silk Graffiti short film and installation for their autumn/winter 2015 campaign (you can see it above!). In love yet? Right now, Costello’s fiber works on on display at Gravy Studio in Fishtown. See photos of some of her pieces here. As soon as I have a free wall, I’m commissioning her for an installation — because what could be chicer than silk on your walls?