Stitchgasm! – Lavonia Elberton by Aubrey Longley-Cook

Here is a very special project for you by Atlanta-based artist Aubrey Longley-Cook.

Most of you will remember being blown away by his amazing Runaway embroidered animation from 2010. It featured a stitched, yellow dog running across a dark green background. The juxtaposition of the thread against the movement of the animation was breathtaking.

Well, he is at it again.

NOT MY WORK!! Lavonia-Frame-2

Take a look at these two frames from his newest stitched animation in process, Lavonia Elberton. The fill stitch, colors and design are just stunning. The boundary-pushing collision of stitch with video animation promises to be thrilling. I am so excited to see where he is going with this.

The Lavonia Elberton animated art piece is part of Aubrey’s upcoming exhibition at the Barbara Archer Gallery in September, 2013.

NOT MY WORK!! Lavonia-Frame-6

And his show will include yet another stitched animation. Aubrey has created a large-scale, community stitching project that, this time, will bring cross stitch to life.

Sponsored by WonderRoot (an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change) 35 artists are creating individual cross-stitched frames for an animated piece that Aubrey is producing for his September exhibition.

(Lucky me! I am one of the artists participating in the project.)

More to come on that project soon! For now, spend some time with Aubrey’s work. And imagine the intriguing Lavonia in all of her glorious, stitched action.


Olisa Corcoran is a stitch artist and blogger living in Durham, NC. She speaks fluent Nuyorican and always keeps her dial turned to 11.