Embroidery Identities

Embroidery Identities: (series, 2013, pencil on paper and plaster) The style of traditional embroidery designs in Greece was a reflection of geography and the individual’s economic status, descent, aspirations, and lifestyle. On these drawings embroidery motifs are combined with contemporary objects becoming aesthetically complex, multifaceted and increasingly incoherent, borrowed an array of architectural ideas from embroidery patterns and applied them with little consideration of local context. The existing special qualities that give the Embroidery Identities drawings eventually prevail the aesthetics of the local will become something that speaks of clarity and truth.

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