Incredible embroidered portraits by Cayce Zavaglia

Wow!! It doesn’t take an expert on embroidery to know how incredible these embroidered pieces by Cayce Zavaglia are. The portraits, which are about 8” x 10”, are extremely detailed and the way in which she applies the thread adds beautiful texture that mimics brush-strokes. In a statement by the artist, “The direction in which the threads are sewn mimic the way brush marks are layered within a painting which, in turn, allows for the allusion of depth, volume, and form. My stitching methodology borders on the obsessive, but ultimately allows me to visually evoke painterly renditions of flesh, hair, and cloth.” Cayce also makes these large, almost abstract, paintings based on the tangled messes found on the backs of her embroidered pieces. So very cool!

(via Boooooom)

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