“My process transforms the object from serial and anonymous to unique and intimate. With this gesture, I introduce human deviance within the inert industrial material and shape. The personal handwriting I developed is at the core of my design process.”
Stitch by stitch and color by color St. Louis based figurative artist Cayce Zavaglia utilizes her background as a painter to embroider excruciatingly detailed portraits that look almost like photographs. The process, which she refers to as a “renegade approach to embroidery”, begins with a photo-shoot consisting of 100-150 portraits from which she selects the best image and then moves to the canvas where she works with one ply embroidery thread on Belgian linen to create each piece which is often not larger than 8″ x 10″.
Her four most recent works, some of which are included above, will be shown at Art Miami through Lyons Wier Gallery in December. I highly encourage you to watch the video above by Garrett Zavaglia to see quite a bit more detail about how she works.
A tuna, a musician and a guitar maker get together. Sounds strange?
Sounds good! Because followfish is now creating the most sustainable jam session of the world.
To highlight the sustainability of their new tinned tuna they recycled even the tin. By building a tuna ukulele out of it.
Almost everybody I know has a cell phone and I’m very sure you can easily relate. Cell phones have become a huge part of our life. Just imagine telling somebody back in the 1700′s that people in 2000′s would be talking to each across the world by using a tiny device that you hold up to your ear. Let’s be honest, people would probably suspect that you are crazy.
There is a big downside to this technological advancement. Cell phone users can be pretty ridiculous, rude and have no manners whatsoever. Take for example a person using a phone while they are checking out at the register. Some people will not see anything wrong with this picture and that is the exact problem. Most parents weren’t raised with cell phones and cannot teach their kids manners regarding this sort of technology.
Objects that seem like half-finished sketches of candle holders, vases, bowls and bottles won British designer Maya Selway second prize in the Object category of the Interieur Design Awards at the Interieur design biennale in Kortrijk, Belgium, last week.