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29th October 2017
Colourfully embroidered vintage photos of cultural icons by Victoria Villasana

Working with vintage photographs of artists, musicians, and politicians, Mexican textile artist Victoria Villasana applies a colourfully whimsical layer of embroidery atop each image. Criss-crosses of colour and bright highlights around the eyes seem to lend a sense of empowerment to the works which often depict feminist icons from singer Nina Simone to artist Frida Kahlo. Villasana also takes her works into the streets and creates hybrid yarn bomb paste-ups from small stickers to entire murals. You can see more of her recent work on Instagram. (via Colossal)