Realism Through Embroidery

Cayce Zavaglia creates incredibly realistic embroidery of friends, family and fellow artists that mimic the careful strokes of a brush in portrait paintings. Originally a painter by trade, she switched to embroidery as a way to express herself creatively using nontoxic materials and as a way to reference an embroidered piece she made as a child. Each detailed work is approximately the size of a sheet of paper but the impressive details is not lost in every recreated shadow and depth on each of her subject’s face. Coincidentally, her discovery of the back of her embroidered pieces alluding to the image in the front has prompted her to recreate the threadbare images using acrylic paintings in a series she calls Versos.

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