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Vibrant botanical embroidery embellishes the dried leaf sculptures by Hillary Waters Fayle

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#Embroidery
# found objects
#Leaves
#Sculpture
#Seed
#Thread

December 29, 2020

Grace Ebert

All images via the artist and the Momentum Gallery

Bringing together traditional craft techniques and the abundant materials found in nature Hillary Waters Fayle (previously) meticulously sews brightly colored flowers into found camellia leaves and other foliage. From simple lines and ribs to fully rendered botanicals, the thread-based embellishments break up fragile matter. The resulting sculptures prove the durability of nature and contrast the organic material with the additives produced.

in the the interview Below, Waters Fayle describes how she collects leaves and seed pods from areas around her home in Richmond, Virginia, and notes that her practice is based on sustainability. By using materials that are already available, such as threads from her grandmother, the artist strives for zero waste in her practice. Overall, it is her intention to “connect nature and human touch” and increase the interaction between the two.

Go to Waters Fayle website or Instagram to see a larger collection of their embroidered works. You might enjoy too Susanna Bauer’s crocheted leaves.

“Inherent” hand-stitched camellia leaves, 5 “by 5”

“Implications”, hand-sewn camellia leaves, 4-3 / 4 x 4-3 / 4 in

“Circle labeled”, hand-stitched camellia leaves, 5 “by 5”

“On the Way to Another”, hand-sewn camellia leaves, 4-1 / 2 by 2 in

Flora Series 7, hand stitched foliage, 6 “by 6”

If you

#Embroidery
# found objects
#Leaves
#Sculpture
#Seed
#Thread

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