Friday, February 26, 2010

Embroidery Artist: Maurizio Anzeri

Maurizio Anzeri's embroidered artwork is strangely inspiring. Using synthetic hair for thread, and old salvaged vintage photos, Anzeri has essentially given a new face to these forgotten captured souls. His pieces comment not only on the concept of identity and image but also the act of embroidery itself.

He says, “The intimate human action of embroidery is a ritual of making and reshaping stories and the history of these people.” I think that any craft done by hand has a sort intimacy involved with it's creation. That's why us crafty people enjoy and value what we do and strangely, Anzeri's work reminds us of that.

( Big thanks to my friend, Brian for telling me about this guy!)


  1. I know, I can't stop looking at his work. I'd love to see his stuff in person.

  2. I'm in love with these! I find them whimsical and bright.

  3. Funny side note: Alexander McQueen & Isabella Blow both bought work from this artist.

  4. Fascinating embroideries, and they are done right through the photograph?

    I love how the embroideries act like an x-ray, it seems to project what's inside the person in the photo.

    Thanks for this post! I love learning about new, amazing artists.

  5. This is amazing! I'm having one of those "why the hell didn't I think of that" moments.

    I'm so glad you posted this!

  6. gorgeous! and I also love the Twin Peaks portraits further down. Killer Bob is so scary.

    Great blog!

    XXX, Kim

    P.S I followed

  7. ColeAndJosephine- My friend Brian, introduced me to this artist, and I both had the same thought!


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