Warsaw-based artist Elżbieta Dymna who goes by the name NeSpoon has gained global recognition for her beautifully delicate lace art murals. Her lace motifs cover the walls, streets, and public parks found in urban environments. By using intricate doily patterns, the artist beautifies abandoned and unadorned spaces in unlikely urban jungles, transforming them into stunning works of art.
Why laces? Because in laces there is an aesthetic code, which is deeply embedded in every culture. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony, isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively?
Why street art? “Because it gives freedom.”
Images: Courtesy of NeSpoon.
Admiring these incredible embroidery designs created by Manchester-based artist Andrew Orton who has been studying and making art for 15 years. His primary subject matter is the human figure, whether drawing from a live model at life drawing classes or commissioned portraiture. The figure is his never ending source of inspiration. His expressionist life drawings is used to explore his creativity in a multitude of media – drawing, painting, collage and even embroidery. He has exhibited around the city of Manchester as well as organizing his own art events.
Images: Courtesy of Andrew Orton.