Embroidered Earth from Above
20th November 2020
Most of us are familiar with Google Earth. For the first time in history, we are able to look at any place on earth from above, all from the comfort of our own homes. The pictures are mysterious, beautiful but oddly pallid, as if the colour has drained from the world.
Textile artist Victoria Rose Richards was fascinated by this birds’ eye view, however in her mind landscapes should contain colour, brilliance and texture. As such, she has created a series of Google Earth style embroideries, inspired by the Devonshire countryside, which show the world in all of its colourful beauty.
As wonderful as technology is, we would argue that it can’t ever really beat the subtlety of needle and thread, as Victoria Rose Richards’ work demonstrates so exquisitely.