- Artist Emily Jo Gibbs
- Date 2018
- Size 38.4 x 45cm
- Materials Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen. Oak frame with UV protective glass
Pincushion Portrait, a still life of one of Emily’s pincushions that was given to her by her mum. It is so well used that the stuffing has collapsed.
Observing the quiet beauty of things, a knobbly stick or the worn handle of a well-used tool, Emily creates hand-stitched textiles with a delicate graphic quality. Emily is interested in representing stitch with stitch, but also how in doing so the already lovely object is imbued with greater reverence. These four works are all unique and hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen
About the Artist
Emily Jo Gibbs is a British Artist who over the last two decades has established an international reputation for her delicate textiles. In her current practice Emily creates hand-stitched Portraits and Still Lifes with a graphic quality, observing the quiet beauty of the overlooked. Gently advocating The Value of Making by creating work that celebrates the skill, dexterity and the creative problem solving of people who make things.
Emily has received significant critical acclaim and examples of her work are in The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Crafts Council Collection and The Museum of Fine Art, Houston. She is a member of Contemporary Applied Arts, The 62 Group of Textile Artists, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.