“Cutting leaves allows me to incorporate my love for graphic design and illustrative style into my work.
Most of these pieces were done for commissioned projects.
I began stitching on unconventional materials when I was studying embroidery at the Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. I began with using found materials and fabric and transgressed to leaves upon my return to America. I generally try to use renewable, sustainable and environmentally friendly materials for my art, so this was an obvious choice.
These are leaves that I coat in a non-toxic preservative to protect them and make them slightly more resistant to tearing. I then stitch into them using a mix of traditional and original embroidery patterns and techniques. Upon finishing, they are framed accordingly. Although some of these are currently hanging in galleries, or part of private collections, I am happy to make custom pieces.”
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