2011年10月5日水曜日

刺しゅうアート Thread Paintings by Cayce Zavaglia

アメリカ人アーティストのCayce Zavagliaさんは、糸を重ねて縫うことによって繊細でリアルな肖像画を作成することができます。針と糸だけで作られたとは到底思えない素晴らしい作品をご覧ください。

Cayce Zavaglia creates these impossibly layered embroidered portraits using methods more akin to delicate brush strokes with perfectly mixed paint than your mother’s cross-stitch.





刺繍では、絵のように絵の具を混ぜて色を出すことができないため、縫う時に深さ、ボリューム、糸の形などを絶妙に変化させ重ねることによって微妙な色を出しています。

I still consider myself a painter and find it difficult not to refer to these embroidered portraits as “paintings”. Although the medium employed is crewel embroidery wool, the technique borrows more from the worlds of drawing and painting.

Initially, working with an established range of wool colors proved frustrating. Unlike painting, I was unable to mix the colors by hand. Progressively, I created a system of sewing the threads in a sequence that would ultimately give the allusion of a certain color or tone. The direction in which the threads were sewn had to mimic the way lines are layered in a drawing to give the allusion of depth, volume, and form. Over time the stitches have become tighter and more complex but ultimately more evocative of flesh, hair, and cloth.













    

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