INSPIRATION 21 / SHEENA LIAM
One of my favorite things about art is the collaboration of different mediums. Last week's inspiration post by Elle reminded me of how much I love mixing photography with other forms of art such as illustration, painting, or sewing.
One of my really good friends who I love to craft with introduced me to Sheena Liam a few months back. Of course I immediately had to stalk her on Instagram and I was so happy I did. Sheena is a model and artist that sews incredible images of women using embroidery hoops to display them. The women's hair, often the focus, is so realistic against their 2D backdrop. Using just a needle and thread, Sheena manages to create scenes that seem all too familiar. The action of throwing our hair up in a bun or ponytail. Putting on our jackets when the breeze gets cold. Sitting on a chair after a long day. They're just simply beautiful.
Aside from all her amazing hoop art, I was particularly inspired by a body of work she recently created. Wait for it. A hand embroidered editorial which features her as the model (gasp). I was absolutely stunned when I came across this series. What a brilliant way of combining her love for modeling and embroidery into one. The editorial, shot by Lenne Chai, is soft and ethereal with colorful thread hand-stitched to the actual prints. I just love everything about it.
Follow Sheena's 2nd page on Instagram where she posts all of her creative work and check out some of my favorites below.
Is it the weekend yet?