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Amazing take on traditional crosstitch.

Stephen Sollins: removed embroidery replaced with an abstract design consisting of the original number of stitches

deconstructed embroideries by stephen sollins

Elegy series ("deconstructed" embroideries) by Stephen Sollins

Stephen Sollins {Artist from New York} |  Embroidery and removed embroidery, 2004

Stephen Sollins Artist New York legy (This is my house…) 2004 Embroidery and removed embroidery, x

Stephen Sollins | Elegy (...Love Stays) | added embroidery & removed embroidery | 11.2" x 8.6" | U.S.A. | 2005

Love Stays by Stephen Sollins on artnet. Browse more artworks Stephen Sollins from Brian Gross Fine Art.

So, let me see if I can explain this... The artist acquires old cross stitched pieces and pulls out all of the existing stitching, all the while keeping track of colors and how many stitches of each color are present. Then - and I'm not sure whether he uses the same thread he just pulled out - he re-works the piece as represented in blocks of color. Wow.

Stephen Sollins He removes the stitching from samplers, and reorganizes into color quantities.

Sharon L. Butler   pigment, binder, staples, stretchers and laundered linen

Sharon L. Butler pigment, binder, staples, stretchers and laundered linen

Mapas de Buenos Aires, Rita Smirna

Rita Smirna this reminds me of a kandinsky painting interpreted with thread and hand stitching

Stephen Sollins

Stephen Sollins

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