Ana Teresa Barboza mixes embroidery and drawing within her collected works. Great part of her work concentrates around the human body and the relation between humans and animals, which is often shown as aggressive and disturbing. While animals and vegetation are richly detailed in her works, the Peruvian artist chooses to display her human subject matter as basic stitched figures or graphite drawing.
St. Louis based artist Cayce Zavaglia creates amazing hand-embroidered photorealistic portraits. The process, which she refers to as a “renegade approach to embroidery”, begins with a photo-shoot consisting of 100-150 portraits from which she selects the best image and then moves to the canvas where she works with one ply embroidery thread on Belgian linen to create each piece. To get to know more about her process watch the video about her work after the jump.
The works of Sarah Greaves are truly unique. The Manchester-based artist takes the traditional craft of embroidery and turns it on its head by working in unexpected places. She sews through everyday objects like fridges, doors, sinks and toasters to thread delicate words into them, turning these objects into what she describes as “canvases for hidden thoughts.”
Lithuanian artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene likes to embroider metallic objects, a surface on which embroidery is normally not found. She has an enormous body of work involving stitched objects including plates, car doors, irons, lamps and much more. I seen a lot of different objects being embroidered, x-rays, books, food, but never metal. Amazing!
I know I have shared a lot of stuff that somehow contained embroidery lately, but then this project is far too good to not share it: Penguin is going to published literary classics this autumn – whose surface is embroidered. Well, actually only the prototype was embroidered, but the final books will have a tactile writing as well, making it look like as if.