The Art of Thread

9th July 2021

We’ve always said that embroidery is as much an art form as painting or sculpture. But when you combine painting with embroidery, the artistic results are sublime. This is precisely how we would describe the art of Sarah Detweiler, a mixed media artist who combines thread with paint to exquisite effect.

Sarah creates mysterious portraits of women who are front and centre while at the same time, completely hidden. In this way, she explores anonymity and universality associated with the feminine. The combination of oil, watercolour, gouache and embroidery is breathtakingly unique.

Although Sarah is based in Philadelphia in the USA, there is a virtual tour of her most recent exhibition available online. You can read more about her HERE or follow her on Instagram @sd_artifacts

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