Wine Stain Portraits by Amelia Fais Harnas

Wine Stain Portraits by Amelia Fais Harnas wine textiles portraits

Wine Stain Portraits by Amelia Fais Harnas wine textiles portraits

Wine Stain Portraits by Amelia Fais Harnas wine textiles portraits

Wine Stain Portraits by Amelia Fais Harnas wine textiles portraits

Wine Stain Portraits by Amelia Fais Harnas wine textiles portraits

Wine Stain Portraits by Amelia Fais Harnas wine textiles portraits

I first covered the work of Amelia Fais Harnas last year when she had just begun experimenting with a series of portraits involving wine stains and embroidery. Harnas has spent the last few months perfecting the technique and now has some two dozen works on display. Via her website:

A portrait artist at heart, I am particularly intrigued by the challenge of trying to control the unpredictable nature of wine bleeding through fabric in order to channel the equally imprecise nature of a person’s character. In addition, the sacred aspect of wine lends itself to religious iconography, reminding many of the Shroud of Turin: one who drinks wine may come to feel a certain level of saintliness sipping on this liquid form of divinity. So, this is a form of consecration.

I’m also fascinated by the aspect of control in how she forces the wine to create line and tones, it would be great to see a video of the process.

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