The simple joys of embroidery. The counting, the stitching, the meticulous details… Uh, never mind. It’s not for everyone, that’s for sure. But for Brooklyn based artist Melissa Zexter, it provides contrast and detail to her photographic portraits. The photos themselves represent speed, and modernity, while the stitching harkens back to a less hurried time, even when the patterns used are a bit funkier than what Grandma might have chosen. Perhaps it’s her choice of black and white photography, but it emphasizes the vintage feel of her works, and keeps her embroidered patterns in the forefront, rather than the background of her images.
Words by L. Kimberly Leung
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