Valentino Animalia
Framed Size 23"x17" This is another example of an amazing box from Valentino. This is from their Animalia series which features both realistic and imaginary animals all congregating on a stark black background. The box was very artfully created, event before I decided what to stitch on it. I decided to sketch thread on top of all of the animals on the box and then develop the concept further once that was done. I added over 20 colors of thread and over 90,000 stitches to the animals on the box. Once the box was finished I decided to add a few 3D embroidered pieces to the top. I stitched a butterfly in flight, a perched dragonfly and a hummingbird in flight to add to the box. The designs were all stitched in complimentary colors and created specifically for this piece.