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Nicola De Jager Calavera Embroidery

South African artist Nicola De Jager creates these intricate hand embroidered Calaveras. Above form top to bottom; Jesus – Ernesto, Guliana, Ramona. She says of her work;

“My inspiration comes from the collaboration of many elements: cultural significance, life and death, music, colour, tribal art. I would love to change society’s take on skulls being associated with dark and negative elements and instead for them to see them in a more positive light. I embrace embroidery as an art form as there is something powerful about creating something so intimate. The use of thread as a medium and embroidering as the application grounds me and slows me down to become more aware and present.”

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This entry was posted on March 19, 2012 by in Craft and tagged , , , , .
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