Sunday Evening Art Gallery — ​Justyna Wołodkiewicz

 

Justyna Wołodkiewicz is a Contemporary Embroidery Artist from Poland who specializes in three-dimensional embroidery.

Taking inspiration from her surroundings as well as a strong awareness of her own creative process, Wołodkiewicz uses vibrant colors and breadth of contrasting textures and shapes to create finished pieces that are both technically complicated and incredibly whimsical. She specializes in combining tiny abstract sculptures (made of bright colored polymer clay)  with traditional art of stitching by hand.The clay is baked in the oven before implementing.Then everything is composed: threads, sculptures, colors, textures.When Wołodkiewicz designs her art she feels like all these candies are dancing in her circle.Her choices are intuitive and spontaneous, a subconscious translation of bouquets of feelings.Some pieces follow the harmony rules, resembling splashed rainbows; others are footprints of exploration into conflict and ambivalence.“Since the art lives in my heart, it will evolve together with me,” Wołodkiewicz says.“The message will become clearer and clearer. Therefore I love to explore constantly realms of spirituality, energy and self-healing.”More of ​Justyna Wołodkiewicz‘s amazing embroidery can be found at http://nibyniebo.com/.

 

 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Michelle Kingdom

 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Michelle Kingdom studied drawing and painting in college. As a self-taught embroidery artist, Michelle has been quietly creating figurative narratives in thread for two decades.Her stitched tableaus and landscapes depict individuals caught in the middle of intriguing yet ambiguous situations like something out of a dream, with characters lost in worlds out of their control or in the process of searching for meaning.Decidedly small in scale, the scenes are densely embroidered into compressed compositions.Kingdom has chosen to create small scale works that whisper untold truths,  and embroidery is the medium she felt was the best to share such powerful stories.Her work is inspired from personal mythologies, art history references, and other symbolic and allegorical content.The artist says, “I describe my work as drawing with thread. I think, plan and execute as a draftsman. Most all of my work is filled and dense, but it is still composed of zillions of skinny lines.”More of Michelle Kingdom’s intricate workings can be found at https://michellekingdom.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/michelle.kingdom.