Catherine Tipping Depicts Complicated Relationship with Digital Identity

By: Meghan Young - Sep 5, 2014
References: catherinetipping & beautifuldecay
The hand-stitched portraits of Catherine Tipping isn't what most people would expect. First of all, the models are all very modern. Although quite traditional the images are tweaked in such a way as to explore people's complicated relationship with their digital identity. Interestingly, it is this side of the hand-stitched portraits that appears the most broken down. Considering that people often only present a small portion of who they are or want to be online, that depiction is not so surprising.

Overall, however, the pixelated and glitchy parts of the hand-stitched portraits bring a cool visual effect. More than that, Tipping explores the relationship between the real and the digital. She writes, "Maybe now is the time when digital and handmade mediums can be combined and embraced by society."