Thread is the material of choice for Los Angeles-based textile artist, Nike Schroeder. She uses it to create two types of work, embroidered illustration and more recently abstract sculptural designs. The illustrations shown above is form her series entitled â€˜Fundamental Reportsâ€™.
On an interview with Textile Artist she shares some incites into her work:
Work evolvement: â€œI started to use simple embroideryÂ in my sketchbook during my years as an art student in Germany. It then advanced onto canvas but was still only more of an addition to my paintings. The thread then slowly started to develop into its own medium until I felt there was no paint necessary anymore and the stitched lines could hold their own.â€
Inspiration: â€œItâ€™s the most random things. What I eat or a conversation I overhear waiting at a train station, the movement of my cats or how the light hits my kitchen.Â I admire all my friends of whom most are artists. What I love most, influences and inspires me. I think sometimes I am not even aware of it â€“ it all just happens while living.â€
Images: Courtesy of Nike Schroeder.