Han Cao is a self-taught artist currently based in Southern California. The fiber artist hand embroiders old photographs with brightly colored flowers and landscapes directly onto each black and white image. All of her work is one-of-a-kind and can be purchased on her website. In an article on This is Colossal she says this about her found items:
“There’s thousands upon thousands of vintage photos stuffed inside dusty boxes at these markets—long lost and forgotten by their families, so my work is an attempt to bring them back to life and renew their stories. I’m particularly drawn to images that offer a deeper story—photographs with haunting faces and figures, simple landscapes that can be magically transformed with added dimension and color.”
Images: Courtesy of Han Cao.