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Inner Worlds Revealed in Michelle Kingdom’s Intricate Narrative Embroideries

May 2, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

The Granting Of Wishes Los Angeles-based embroidery artist Michelle Kingdom (previously) expresses unspoken emotions in scenes composed of women surrounded by plants or animals. Kingdom often depicts a solo protagonist, or multiple characters engaging in ritualistic activities. Her imaginative scenarios often blur the role of nature as part of the story, or simply use it as a decorative element. Kingdom uses long stitches of thread in layered…

 

 



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Embroidered Psychological Landscapes by Michelle Kingdom

December 10, 2015

Christopher Jobson

LA-based artist Michelle Kingdom embroiders small, illustrative scenes of people in curious mythological or ritualistic scenarios, engaged in unknown actions or in vaguely defined relationships. From her artist statement: My work explores psychological landscapes, illuminating thoughts left unspoken. I create tiny worlds in thread to capture elusive yet persistent inner voices. Literary snippets, memories, personal mythologies, and art…

 

 



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Embroidered Psychological Landscapes by Michelle Kingdom

April 18, 2016

Christopher Jobson

Still the sky was blue LA-based artist Michelle Kingdom continues to impress with her masterful command of thread and needle. Her stitched tableaus and landscapes depict individuals caught in the middle of intriguing yet ambiguous situations like something out of a dream, with characters lost in worlds out of their control or in the process of searching for meaning. She shares about her process: Decidedly miniature in scale, the scenes are…