French design company, Frédérique Morrel, is composed of a husband and wife team of Aaron Levin and Frédérique Morrel. Together, they create life-sized tapestry of taxidermy-esk sculptures. Their intricate needlework was featured during Paris Design Week 2011. Made from polyurethane taxidermy molds and then covered in vintage needlework with real antlers, for the deer entitled “Ma Biche” . The couple says, “Our products have been carefully re-made using vintage needlework saved from oblivion in the interest of the redemption of the painstaking work involved in their original creation. When wandering around markets or garage sales we’re often very saddened to see discarded embroidery. We think about the love, time, craftsmanship and patience that went into creating such beautiful things and find it so sad that they end up unwanted and for sale for a few dollars. all of those wonderful tablecloths, doilies and cushions and the skills that are evident in those discarded things are in danger of being lost to future generations.” To see more of the dynamic duo’s amazing work, visit their website here. (via designboom)
Category Archives: Stitch Art
Matthew Cox uses needles, medical x-rays and MRIs to perform his operations. This Philadelphia-based artist carefully embroiders color onto the lifeless imagery of bones. Humanizing them. I especially enjoy his series “Heartthrobs, Avatars and Street Paper” in which the x-ray torso is stitched to an embroidered head of a pop-culture, iconic or religious head. Matthew is a clever and crafty artist who uses his skill to create very poignant imagery.
His work has exhibited nationally and is featured in the New Orleans Museum of Art. Matthew is a recipient of the Pew Charitable Trusts Fellowship in painting and attended the Parsons School of Design in New York and Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles. To see more of his work, can check out his website. (via The Artful Desperado)
Devorah Sperber is an artist who creates mind bending installations and negotiates your perception with reality. Using spools of thread as pixels, she carefully calculates where each will be placed… upside down. By placing a crystal ball in front of each display, the image is rotated 180 degrees and adjusted to a size more recognizable for the viewer. Incredible! Devorah has used anywhere between 400 – 60,000 spools of thread to create one piece. As Deborah points out, how little information the brain needs to reformulate an image that it has been exposed to. Devorah’s Thread Spool Work masterpieces have been exhibited around the world. Devorah and her art are truly amazing. Check out more of her sculptures and masterpieces, here.
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