Intricate oceanic embroidery inspired by satellite images
The Earth is a constant source of inspiration for artists. As we have seen time and time again, creatives produce works that pay homage to the natural world, whether large or small. Danielle, alias Satellite points, goes big with its embroidery. His intricate pieces are tiny studies of vast ocean satellite images. She uses thread to translate the blues, greens and grays of the maps into tactile abstract works.
Danielle has long been drawn to “satellite imagery of beautiful reefs and islands,” and this has proven to be an ideal subject to embroider, especially in 2020. “I picked up the embroidery shortly before the start of the pandemic and I really looked into it. as stay-at-home orders grew, ”she told My Modern Met. “It was therapeutic and gave me something to occupy my mind for the extended time away from family and friends.”
As Danielle worked on her satellite points, she gave herself time to play and find the techniques that best reflect the subject. “At first I experimented with beadwork with satin stitches,” she explains, “but I have since discovered thread painting and have fallen in love with the finished look and the way it looks. the colors blend so well. Compared to the images they were inspired by, it is clear that the thread painting makes his work shine like waves on the shore.
Danielle of Satellite Stitches creates intricate embroidery inspired by satellite images of the ocean.
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