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!)