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Hand-embroidered: Artist sews intricate designs into her own hand
03.19.2014
09:35 am

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Art
Feminism

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Embroidery


 
Artist Eliza Bennett has created one of the more intense feminist art projects I’ve seen. For her piece, “A woman’s work is never done,” Bennett actually embroidered crude (but strangely lovely) stitches into the skin of her own hand.  While the points of entry for the thread are tiny and superficial, they occur in such high density that her hand is left swollen and irritated, most likely from the more sensitive layer of skin attempting to reject the foreign material. The work unflinchingly examines traditionally feminine labor, and the usual matronly sweetness of embroidery is suddenly stark, biological and jarring. Her statement:

Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the preconceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.

The final picture below is of a video projection of Bennett’s stitched hand on fabric and wall. The image becomes gauzy though the light of the projector and that jarring photograph is suddenly rendered soft and pretty.
 

 

 

 

 
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Daniel Kornrumpf‘s hyper-realistic embroidered portrait
04.02.2012
10:37 am

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Art
Pop Culture

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Embroidery
Daniel Kornrumpf


 
Dangerous Minds has blogged about Daniel Kornrumpf‘s hyper-realistic embroidered portraits on linen before, but it’s been three years since he’s created any and the one pictured above, is new. Hopefully there’s more to come!

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Exquisite embroidered portraits by Daniel Kornrumpf
 
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Exquisite embroidered portraits by Daniel Kornrumpf
06.17.2011
11:45 am

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Art

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Embroidery
Daniel Kornrumpf
portraits


 
Daniel Kornrumpf‘s embroidered portraits on linen are truly unbelievable. His work is reminiscent of the great Chuck Close, but employing such unorthodox materials. I’m blown away by the detail in his stitches and the way he’s able to mimic brush strokes.

I wonder how long it takes him to make one of these?


 
More of Daniel Kornrumpf’s portraits after the jump…

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Maurizio Anzeri: Photo Embroidery
11.04.2009
10:09 pm

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Art

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Embroidery
Maurizio Anzeri

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From Planet:

Embroidery never seemed as dark and suggestive as in the art of London-based Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri. In his meticulous work, he transforms old discarded family photographs into three-dimensional objects with intense psychological evocations. ?

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