Embroidered Works: Shaun Kardinal, Erin Frost, Stacey Page, Jose Romussi, Peter Crawley

Coinciding with bright spring threads come a fascination with brightly-colored, geometrically-minded embroidered works! In this post, we examine works from artists who painstakingly thread through paper to vastly different ends.


Shaun Kardinal

This year, Seattle’s Shaun Kardinal has taken a bold leap from minimally embroidered postcards to more involved pieces set upon multi-layered collages. By reconstituting rare pages from 1950s LIFE magazines, Kardinal explains what he calls “a long-time fascination with radial compositions and mandalas” in his Connotations. Expect a joint interview between him and Erin Frost within the month.


Erin Frost

In her latest body of work, Alterations, Seattle-based model and artist Erin Frost has taken a collection of photographic prints and turned them into threaded webs that play on her “interest in triangles, repetition, and abstract pattern.”


Stacey Page

Under the fine sewing hand of Stacey Page, characters in vintage portraits become elaborately headdressed mythological gods. Expect a brief Q&A with her shortly about her elaborate craft.


Jose Romussi

Black-and-white vintage dancers receive colorbursts of treatment from Chilean artist Jose Romussi, to expand upon their already radiant qualities.

Peter Crawley

United Kingdom artist Peter Crawley gets highly conceptual and theoretical with his pieces — so much so, in fact, that choosing one to highlight easily becomes a most challenging task. For this post, his glow-in-the-dark tribute to the Fibonnacci sequence gets the light. Many more fascinations on his website.


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Vivian Hua wears a lot of random hats, but has somewhat mastered globetrotting like a hobo and evading traditional 9-to-5 work schedules. She enjoys observing human idiosyncrasies perhaps more than anything and is a magnet for homeless people (a joy) and bug bites of all types (absolutely terrible). Through her work, she hopes to embrace the temporary while documenting the nostalgic, using divination and dream symbolism as guides through the cosmic maze. Additional writing, art, video, and other crap, like her astrological chart, can be seen at www.inallthings-patterns.net. She is the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE magazine, and quite appreciates unsolicited personal e-mails just to shoot the shit and narrow the gaps between human beings.