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Sewn Nudes

Norakiera Heiser's avatar Norakiera Heiser

Sewn nudes explores the contrast in time between drawing and embroidery, the expressive nature of the nude, and capturing a sense of movement in static mediums. I transposed my 2-5 minute quick sketches into embroidered drawings that took between 5-25 hours to complete. Each nude was drawn from life, and then sewn by hand. There is a marked difference in observation; the initial deadline of observing from life, to the labored recreation of the figure in thread. I strive to retain the immediacy of line quality in the embroidered versions of the sketches.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch max
  • Medium: Textile
  • Width: 72 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 12 inches