When I stumbled across these sweet yet ghoulish images of embroidered x-rays, I instantly wanted to find out more. They are the work of Philadelphian artist Matthew Cox, who actually stitches onto the x-rays to create these quirky and original pieces of art. By adding layers of flowers to the images, he subverts their original purpose, taking something clinical and turning it into something beautiful.
He says the x-rays symbolise the masculine world of medicine and technology and he was inspired to add the traditional craft of embroidery to fuse the masculine with the feminine. I'm completely fascinated by these eerie embroidered skeletons and can’t wait to see what Matthew will come up with next.
♥ ... milla
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I love anything that brings the word kitsch to mind! So as you can imagine, when i laid eyes on these life-size taxidermy-esque sculptures by artist Frédérique Morrel i had to share them with you
Inspired to create her abstract, yet stunning menagerie after her grandmother’s needlepoint of a wild boar hunt was thrown out after she passed away, each one is made up of expertly sourced vintage tapestries. I really adore how once wrapped around the artists fiberglass animal-shaped moulds, these old-fashioned textiles have a whole new lease of life.
Which one’s your favourite? Mine has to be the baby dear – it brings Bambi to mind!
♥ ... milla