Thursday, February 4, 2010

A New Twist on Classical Portraiture

The word embroidery might turn you off, but contemporary artists are finding a new niche in an old practice. Take for example embroidery artist Justin Morin. Using embroidery as his main medium, Morin makes art out of different types of threads. From chunky macramé sculptures and hand-embroidered stickers to Birkin bags stitched in silk on cotton fabric, he gives a conceptual dimension to handicrafts by modernizing their subjects and settings.

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