Cayce Zavaglia’s Embroidered Portraits (Picture Gallery)

Bizarre, Fun Pic, Pop Culture, Weird — By on 2011/09/28 4:38 PM

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Artist Cayce Zavaglia creates truly amazing embroidered portraits. Her impossibly layered artworks look more like paintings than something made with a needle and a thread.

Zavaglia explains the process behind her painstaking embroideries:

“Initially, working with an established range of wool colors proved frustrating. Unlike painting, I was unable to mix the colors by hand. Progressively, I created a system of sewing the threads in a sequence that would ultimately give the allusion of a certain color or tone.”

“The direction in which the threads were sewn had to mimic the way lines are layered in a drawing to give the allusion of depth, volume, and form. Over time the stitches have become tighter and more complex but ultimately more evocative of flesh, hair, and cloth.”

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Cayce Zavaglia's Embroidered Portraits

Photo on the left via mrxstitch.com

Sources: Cayce Zavaglia and Colossal via Laughing Squid



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