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Danielle Clough Reimagines Sportswear and Athletic Gear in Vibrantly Expressive Embroideries — Colossal

Danielle Clough Reimagines Sportswear and Athletic Gear in Vibrantly Expressive Embroideries — Colossal

Am embroidered portrait of eyes surrounded by colorful, loose threads.



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#botanic
#Danielle Clough
#embroidery
#flowers
#needlework
#portraits
#tennis

January 24, 2023

Kate Mothes

All photos © Danielle Clough, shared with permission

Using classic tennis rackets, T-shirts, and tie-dyed materials as canvases, Danielle Clough’s expressive embroideries (beforehand) sport summery motifs like flamingo pool floats, vivid citrus, and bucket hats. The artist continues to increase upon the normal hoop because the framing machine and considers how the medium interprets to surprising surfaces like surfboards or attire. And he or she isn’t afraid to experiment: her design for a surfboard—a fowl perched on a big flower with a stem that trails into unfastened threads—didn’t go as deliberate when the time got here to use the piece to the bodily board. Nonetheless, the training expertise formed the best way she approaches future initiatives.

A current collection of vibrant human eyes stitched onto Adidas shirts comprise a collaboration with the model to supply limited-edition wearable artworks. “The temporary was broad: to create a way of particular person expression by the neighborhood,” Clough explains. “This assortment of ‘expressions’ appears to be like out from the wearer’s chest. Standing alone, however all collectively; part of a bunch, like a bouquet.” She has additionally been experimenting with completely different threads and watercolor, specializing in the material background as an essential a part of the general composition.

Clough says, “I’m at present working with a South African clothes model known as Poetry on creating a group for spring utilizing a wide range of methods to translate my work onto attire,” and shares that she can be collaborating with Florida-based boxing glove maker 1V1 to create embellished mitts. Towards the top of this 12 months, Clough may even current a collection of workshops at Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia. Discover extra of her work on her web site, and comply with the most recent updates on Instagram.

 

A series of tennis and badminton rackets that have embroidered flowers in the nets.

A series of tennis and badminton rackets that have embroidered flowers in the nets.

Am embroidered portrait of eyes surrounded by colorful, loose threads.

Embroidered flowers in the net of a vintage tennis racket.

A series of portraits of eyes embroidered onto t-shirts which are rolled up to display all of the portraits.

Two images of embroidered flowers in the nets of vintage tennis rackets.

An embroidered portrait of a young woman wearing a bucket hat in profile, on a blue and purple watercolor base.

Embroidered lemons on a colorful watercolor base.

Am embroidered portrait of eyes surrounded by colorful, loose threads.

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A pink flamingo embroidered on a blue fabric.

An embroidery of a bird perched on a large flower, on a blue background.

A detail of an embroidered bird.

An embroidery of a bird perched on a large flower, on a blue background.

#botanic
#Danielle Clough
#embroidery
#flowers
#needlework
#portraits
#tennis

 

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