Witchcraft II

These are the first pieces in my second phase of Witchcraft, a project in which I transform characters I have illustrated into three-dimensional embroidered sculptures.

Embroidery is a slow & painstaking craft, where a single curving line can take an hour to render and a small patch of fabric the length of a movie to fill with stitches, so different from the flowing rhythms of a paintbrush. What, then, are the physical and mental consequences of translating two-dimensional illustrations into three-dimensional textile sculptures? How does an image change when its marks are taken from ink into thread, from brushstrokes to stitchery? With my Witchcraft project, I’ve been exploring these questions as I transform a series of witch characters that I illustrated in October 2015 into embroidered textile sculptures that examine the space between dimensions and investigate how the process of remaking something in a new medium alters its personality and the way it communicates to passers-by.