Brittle Dried Leaves Brought Back to Life with Colorful Embroidered Bouquets
Artist Solange Nunes thinks outside the hoop by embroidering on a precarious material—dried leaves. Taking on their brittle and delicate surface, she stitches colorful bouquets on the brown backgrounds. The juxtaposition she’s created is exciting in more ways that one. Visually, the bright hues cause the leaves to pop, but the concept is what makes them truly alluring; the embroidery depicts living blooms on something dead and acts like a memorial for the colorful life the leaf once lived.