Elena is a jewelry designer, embroiderer and graphic artist based in Costa Rica. She is professionally known as Saturno Rosa creating unique handmade metal and textile pieces using traditional methods. We love the surreal quality of her embroideries stitched on tulle fabrics with only the stitches visible. The slight imperfections make her work truly unique.
You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Saturno Rosa.
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.”
The fiber artist can be followed on her website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Han Cao.