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Pensive Needlepoint Portraits

Nike Schroeder Embroiders Images with Intricacy

— August 5, 2011 — Art & Design
Nike Schroeder is anything but your typical portrait artist.

The Berlin-based artist takes a different approach to portraying people in her images. She carefully stitches their faces and bodies onto fabric canvases, embroidering each and every little detail. Oftentimes, these embroidered portraits are monochrome with the thread being the only kick of color. Nike also chooses to let the extra threads run loose and hang below the portraits; they seem to be melting or dripping onto the walls. Nike Schroeder definitely proves that stitching isn't solely a sport for your grandmother anymore.

Indulge in these intricately embroidered pieces by Nike Schroeder and become inspired.

Implications - Society has become so saturated with visual images in advertisements and artworks that consumers have become desensitized to their messages. They seek graphics that are memorable to them for their use of rare mediums and atypical content.
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