Embroidered Portraits by Cayce Zavaglia

Embroidered Portraits by Cayce Zavaglia The Photograph Gallery

Artist Cayce Zavaglia considers herself a painter (she is formally educated in drawing and portray), however for the final ten years she’s been engaged on a collection of portraits which are extra works of embroidery. Atop a background of sanded and distressed acrylic, Zavaglia makes use of crewel wool handy embroider the likenesses.

In an interview with New York artist Joetta Maue on the UK weblog Mr. X Sew, Zavaglia notes that her formal coaching in drawing and portray arms her with the instruments to interrupt down colours and shapes and translate them utilizing fiber, however that she is totally self-taught within the artwork of embroidery. She factors to her mom, who did cross-sew and taught needlework again in Sydney, Australia, the place Zavaglia grew up, as inspiration.

Embroidered Portraits by Cayce Zavaglia in main art Category

Element of “Garrett”

Embroidered Portraits by Cayce Zavaglia in main art Category

Embroidered Portraits by Cayce Zavaglia in main art Category

“Martina”

Embroidered Portraits by Cayce Zavaglia in main art Category

Element of “Sophie”

Embroidered Portraits by Cayce Zavaglia in main art Category

“Carol”

Embroidered Portraits by Cayce Zavaglia in main art Category

“Elly”

Embroidered Portraits by Cayce Zavaglia in main art Category

“Elly au Verso ”

That is the primary of a brand new collection “Au Verso.” It’s giant format archival pigment print of the again of the Elly piece, printed on wonderful artwork rag paper in an version of 5.

Zavaglia, who lives in St., Louis, Missouri, solely sews portraits of household and pals; she by no means takes on commissions. She is going to present her embroidered portraits on the Lyons Wier Gallery in New York Metropolis November 17 – December 17, 2011.

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