U.S. Artist Hillary Fayle blows our minds with these ever-so-delicate embroidered leaves. Using colorful cotton threads and a needle, Fayle carefully spins webs that she then weaves into the leaves. The resulting pieces, which are both vibrant and intricate, pay homage to both traditional arts and crafts and our precious natural world.
Hillary Fayle comes from the outskirts of NYC but is currently doing an MFA in Craft/Material Studies at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She works with leaves as a primary material, embellishing them to create ephemeral tiny art pieces. Using a needle and colored cotton thread, she patiently gives new life to dry leaves fallen from trees.
To protect and make her ephemeral art last longer, she coats the ornamented leaves with a non-toxic preservative. But adorning leaves, twigs and seeds with lacy patterns is not the only way the artist reflects her love for nature. She has also been experimenting with leaf cutting, creating intricate images and patterns that pay homage to the natural world.
Via This is Colossal
Photos by Natalie Hofert