textille art

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26 october 2016 - glendale, az

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For the first time ever, I’m putting some of my textile art up on Etsy - these three hand-sewn and embroidered moths are up in my shop, which lives here: etsy.com/shop/heywitch

These little pals are a labour of love - every stitch on them is done by hand over the course of many (oh so many!) hours.

It’s likely I won’t be selling any other small embroidered sculptures like this for a while (especially moth-shaped ones), so if you’ve wanted to get your hands on one of these guys, now’s the time!

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Jessica So Ren Tang

Impressive portfolio of embroidery work by Chinese American artist

Embroidery is versatile in mimicking the original object in shape and design but still distinct enough to be recognized as something else. The stitches are soft but substantial, more tangible.

With embroidery, I explore my Asian-American born identity-the dualism of being too Asian to be American, and too American to be Asian.

In my object series, I recreate familiar Asian American objects that take on the visual identity of the original object but reject said identity due to its material.

In my girl series, I replace the facial identity of suggestively posed Asian women with Asian textile patterns. The patterned skin creates a broader spectrum of Asian identity; it becomes more ambiguous and fluid as identity moves between the two.

More at her website here [@jessicasorentang also has a tumblr here, Instagram here]

[h/t @otakugangsta]