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  • Maryam-Ashkanian-Pillow

    Sleeping People Embroidered Onto Handmade Pillows by Maryam Ashkanian

    Iranian artist Maryam Ashkanian embroiders individuals deep in sleep onto the surface of her handmade pillows, matching the size of her subjects to the area one would physically occupy if they took a nap on her work. The stitched sleepers lay sprawled in different configurations on the white background, some with their arms outstretched, whiles…

  • Drawings Ballpoint Pen and Embroidery by Nuria Riaza

    Drawings From Ballpoint Pen and Embroidery by Nuria Riaza

    Spanish artist Nuria Riaza uses bright blue ballpoint ink to create drawings of segmented faces and other surreal scenes, pieces that capture an expressive detail most would not associate with the everyday office supply. Riaza has been attracted to the medium since she was five or six, and fully dedicated herself to working with ballpoint…