Our Bodies, Ourselves: Nude Embroidery Art
Naked is how we arrived in this world, so why do we continue to feel so ashamed by our own bodies? That’s a question that many creatives are trying to answer through their embroidery art. Being fully nude represents vulnerability and to see yourself how you truly are—flaws and all.
In symbolizing the naked body, artists attempt to reconcile conventional standards of beauty with the reality of life. Fabric and thread are stand-ins for skin—the material bends, wrinkles, and sag, just like our own. Artist Rebecca Harris best describes this with thin, gauzy fabric and light stitching. As it’s fashioned into flesh, we immediately get the fact that this is aging skin.
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