Inspired by the children’s book The Butterfly Workshop by Gioconda Belli, artist Anne Ten Donkelaar collects broken wings and twigs, delicately piecing them together and transforming them into something new. Click here for previous posts of Donkelaar’s work. See more images from “Broken Butterflies” below.
Artist Julie Cockburn embroiders over images she collects from eBay and flea markets. See more images below or on display at The Photography Show in New York City March 30 – April 2.
American artist Diane Meyer questions the ability of photography to accurately preserve our memory and experience, highlighting its tendency to obscure the past by transforming history into an object of nostalgia. Embroidering directly onto photographs taken along the former path of the Berlin wall, see more images from “Berlin” below.
You can also click here to see our previous post on Meyer’s series of hand-embroidered family photos, “Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten,” a selection of which is on display at the George Eastman Museum in New York until Janurary 29th.
Another batch of portraits by St. Louis-based artist Cayce Zavaglia (previously featured here). Originally trained as a painter, Zavaglia’s embroideries are all meticulously hand sewn using a personally developed technique that resembles the brushstrokes of classical oil painting.
She also creates large format acrylic paintings based on the reverse side of her embroidered works, drawing attention to that which is traditionally hidden from view. See more images below.