Michelle Kingdom Embroideries

Michelle Kingdom explores psychological landscapes, illuminating thoughts left unspoken.

Michelle Kingdom create tiny worlds in thread to capture elusive yet persistent inner voices. Literary snippets, memories, personal mythologies, and art historical references inform the imagery; fused together, these influences explore relationships, domesticity and self-perception. Symbolism and allegory lay bare dynamics of aspiration and limitation, expectation and loss, belonging and alienation, truth and illusion.

Decidedly miniature in scale, the scenes are densely embroidered into compressed compositions. While the work acknowledges the luster and lineage inherent in needlework, I use thread as a sketching tool in order to simultaneously honor and undermine this tradition. Beauty parallels melancholy, as conventional stitches acquiesce to the fragile and expressive.

Michelle Kingdom Embroideries

Here we can whisper

Michelle Kingdom Embroideries

Because reality takes shape in the memory alone

Michelle Kingdom Embroideries

Michelle Kingdom Embroideries

Michelle Kingdom Embroideries

Michelle Kingdom Embroideries

Michelle Kingdom Embroideries

It had already become the past

Michelle Kingdom Embroideries

It had already become the past

Michelle Kingdom Embroideries

Still the sky was blue

Michelle Kingdom Embroideries

Michelle Kingdom Embroideries

Tomorrow will insist

more of Michelle Kingdom Embroideries work on her Tumblr and Instagram. (via Lustik)

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