Fabulous textile artist Leisa Rich has been featured on Mr X Stitch before, primarily for her phenomenal art in 3D textiles, but she just had to be seen again on Gear Threads for the amazing things she’s doing in freestyle machine embroidery. The organic creations she pulls out of her machine are rich in texture and full of oozing life.
If you’re curious about the unique way these pieces are hung on the wall, it’s got a cool story. As she explains in her artist statement, “viewers can ‘rearrange’ components thereby creating their own personal, alternative view, one that encourages human interaction with whomever happens to be around at that same moment in time, and another new view emerges, as a result.”
The bright, colorful, tactile look of these pieces would be more than enough to get me to interact with them. See more on her website, or if you’re super lucky, catch one of her installations in person!
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