Happy Tuesday Everyone, This weeks round up of wonderful artists feature various sculptural embroidery art. The artists combination of embroidery with unique textiles is a visually fascinating. These works are unique expressions bringing together seemingly opposite mixed media into captivating and playful works.

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*All photos and artworks featured in this round up are to be credited to the featured artists with their web links respectfully posted and may be subject to copyright.

First artist featured in this weeks round up is Bella May Leonard, and her sculptural embroidery art which questions the role of hand sewn embroidery in our society with the use of unexpected found materials. this first piece “G Logo” is an installment created for the Generator Hospital in Mitte.

“G Logo” by Bella May Leonard


“G Logo – detail” by Bella May Leonard

Here is a piece which showed in Manchester at the Oddest Exhibition, I love how this piece seemingly evokes hand stitching on the wall with the use of Plexiglas.

“Oddest Exhibition” by Bella May Leonard

“Oddest Exhibition – Detail” by Bella May Leonard


This next featured artist Stacey Page hails from Georgia, she uses old discarded photographs to create these wonderful one of a kind artworks. How exactly is her creative inspiration derived? She exclaims that:

“It can come from naturally occurring conflicts. One example would be the inner versus outer being. This conflict entails simple observations one might have about themselves regarding fashion, status, ego, and avatar.”


Heck I’m not sure exactly sure what I get from that explanation, but I do get how intriguing her embroidery art pieces are, I simply love them. be sure to head on over to her website for a plethora of unique visual eye candy!

“Melanie” by Stacey Page


“Jason” by Stacey Page

“Paula” by Stacey Page

Lauren DiCioccio is a wonderful textile embroidery artist hailing from the San Francisco area in Ca. I really admire how she adds dimension and keeps the threads visible as part of her works creating a somewhat dripping abstract effect, she exclaims that her work :

” investigates the physical/tangible beauty of commonplace mass-produced media-objects, most recently: the newspaper, magazines, office papers and writing pads, plastic bags, 35 mm slides. These media are becoming obsolete, replaced by the invisible efficiency of various technologies. In some cases, this transition is a good thing- faster transmission and distribution of information, streamlined systems, openness to user input, less waste. But a hole is left behind by the disappearance of these everyday objects. What will happen when we no longer touch information? When newsprint does not rub off onto our fingertips? When we no longer write longhand?
The tedious handiwork and obsessive care I employ to create my work aims to remind the viewer of these simple but intimate pieces of everyday life and to provoke a pang of nostalgia for the familiar physicality of these objects.”


“35 mm Sewnslides” Green parked car by Lauren DiCioccio

“Currency” by Lauren DiCioccio


“Sewnnews” Hand embroidery on cotton muslin upholstered around August 28, 2007 edition of the New York Times , Photo featuring Alberto Gonzalez

“Sewnnews” august 2007 New York Times in detail by Lauren DiCioccio

This featured artists stitched works on a large scale I find visually fascinating. I had to look more into her pieces, and what drives her creations. She explains :

“I am a mixed media artist who uses the traditional craft of Embroidery Designs to vandalize and graffiti everyday objects with emotive, political and thoughtful text. Fridges, doors, food and sinks become the canvases for hidden thoughts. My Embroidered Graffiti is about exploring stereotyped identities and gender roles, our relationships with our bodies, our internal monologues and how the domestic and private become public. In my studio in Manchester these works are laboriously created and I try to break free from the addictive embroidery to paint, draw and make.”


I adore her choice of using nontraditional materials and embroidery art works done in a large scale, the doors she creates are an utterly creative expression!

Embroidered Graffiti by Sara Greaves


Embroidered Graffiti by Sara Greaves


Embroidered Graffiti by Sara Greaves

Embroidered Graffiti by Sara Greaves

My Favorite find of the week would have to be the creations by featured artist Matthew Cox, his bodies of work are exhibited internationally in museums and collections. He has series of works in various themes, however his x-ray series is a favorite of mine. He loves to take the notion of stitchery as a grandmotherly pursuit and turn it upside down visually with incorporating x-rays into these works. On his site he exclaims:


“As an artist who takes on tedious, labor intensive projects, I am also reacting to the ever increasing presence of photography in contemporary art – by introducing the process of labor over the quick, slickness of film.”


The stark differences of materials melded together in a beautiful yet somewhat creepy aspect just grabs my attention and holds me there unwittingly captivated.

Sunflower by Matthew Cox


Wading Knees by Matthew Cox


Wrapped Wrist by Matthew Cox

Hope you enjoyed the junk I’ve been checking out this week for inspiration, and the wonderful artists embridery art works I have come across in the process.
You can also find more embroidery art on my Pinterest Board.

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