As you know, I love string art. Just by chance I looked up ‘thread art,’ and got a whole new art form! “Thread Art” or “Thread Painting” seems to be a combination of all things good about working with thread. Some slants more to the string art form. Others go more toward embroidery and quilting. Then, as the one above shows, talented people are working with thread to do portraits! My mind is boggled, and my senses soaring to find something I didn’t know existed. Over the next few days I’ll be sharing what I’ve found with you. I hope you enjoy it, too.
Isn’t THIS amazing! I would love to have this one.
String art is 3-dimensional by its nature, but this takes it to a whole new level. I’ve never seen string art on top of string art to add things like the cute glasses, eyes, nose and mouth, and bow tie. I love it!
I can’t tell if the artist used string, wrapping it around nails like you would do if you were doing embroidery, or if the bubbles are buttons. Either way, I love the creativity.
And THIS is simply unbelievable.
Deceptively simple in appearance. Colorful and lovely.
I love the idea of doing monograms with string art. The circular arrow makes a nice frame, doesn’t it?
I have no words for this one. It simply glows and the design is amazing. At least three different shades of gold…
The ‘steam’ coming up from the coffee makes this piece, I think.
I love the pose of the cat, plus the density of the string work brings out the various parts of the body. Amazing.
This seems simple, but if you look carefully, there are four different shades of green string used. I also love the gold brad type nail heads to outline the shamrock.
You call a painting in three parts a triptych. I guess this would be a quadratych? Anyway, I love the fact that this was broken up into 4 parts, then mounted on a shared background.
I love the color and action in this one.
I find this one fascinating. I looked up the word, ‘filography’ and found out it means ‘thread sculpture.’ I guess this is a subgroup in the string art medium. The patterns here are mind-boggling. I love this.
I love having the string be the background and the negative space be the focus of the design. I don’t think this way, so I’m fascinated.
Most people will do one thing as the piece. This creative person did a whole scene!
Negative space again, with the special interest of the heart – the only part in color. I love this.
I just love the creativity in people. You give people several different colors of string, some nails, and a hammer. If you gave them to ME, I MIGHT come up with an interesting color combination, and MIGHT be able to make a simple, cartoony, MAYBE recognizable shape. Each of these people SEE something in their minds and are talented enough to recreate it on wood – in this case – but such DIFFERENT subjects, styles and color. Aren’t they amazing?