2M Blog
2M Shop
2M Directory
2M Collective
live. learn. share. design.

Poetry in Thread: Stephanie Clark’s Embroidery Paintings

Categories: Art + Graphics

Screen shot 2013-09-13 at 6.26.24 PM

For those of us barely able to thread a needle, Salt Lake City artist Stephanie Clark’s embroidery paintings are nothing short of miraculous. “I consider myself a painter and I paint with thread. The embroidery floss is my palette and the needle is my paintbrush,” she says, and who would argue? We’re astonished by the expressive qualities—depth, tone, gradations—that Clark is able to coax from thread, of course; but it’s her exacting eye for composition that draws us in, too. It’s the untouched expanses of emptiness enveloping her embroidered renderings—vast, brooding, poetic space—that speak as eloquently as the illustrations themselves, and elevate her work from skillful craft to soulful art.

Screen shot 2013-09-13 at 6.19.09 PMScreen shot 2013-09-13 at 6.19.18 PMScreen shot 2013-09-13 at 6.19.43 PMScreen shot 2013-09-13 at 6.20.07 PM

Images: Stephanie Clark

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>