Nagoya native Kazuhito Takadoi creates these embroidered composition using materials he has grown and selected in his own garden. The horticulture and art graduate hand threads leaves, grasses and twigs onto heavy handmade washi paper. He writes this about his art:
“Nature is both my inspiration and my source of material, which is provided in abundance from my garden and allotment. There are no added colours, everything is natural, simply dried then woven, stitched or tied.”
Images: Courtesy of Kazuhito Takadoi.
You have to examine the details to fully appreciate the intricate embroideries of Japanese artist,
Kimika Hara. The hand-embroidered illustrations are enhanced with colorful stitches, printed fabrics, acrylic paints and beads. You can see more of her work here on Flickr.
Images: Courtesy of Kimika Hara.
Found this unique illustrated fabric book in the archives of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York. The English translation of the title is “Ode to Forgetting”. The pages are composed of fabric collages and embroidery of linen hand towels from the artist’s wedding trousseau. The French artist and creator of the book, Louise Bourgeoise (1911-2010), used art as a form of purification and as she puts it, “Art is a guarantee of sanity.”
Images: Courtesy of Museum of Modern Art, New York.