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Vivid Hues and Intricate Embroidery Deliver Yumi Okita’s Remarkably Tactile Moths to Life — Colossal

Vivid Hues and Intricate Embroidery Deliver Yumi Okita’s Remarkably Tactile Moths to Life — Colossal

Vivid Hues and Intricate Embroidery Bring Yumi Okita's Remarkably Tactile Moths to Life — Colossal



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#butterflies
#embroidery
#bugs
#moths
#nature
#sculpture
#textiles
#Yumi Okita

November 30, 2022

Kate Mothes

All photos © Yumi Okita

In vividly coloured thread and textiles, Yumi Okita imbues remarkably tactile moths and butterflies with lifelike options. The North Carolina-based artist designs every specimen to perch by itself delicate wire legs, and among the bigger creatures boast wing spans almost 10 inches huge. Lengthy fascinated by the pure world, she portrays the bugs’ intricate element, innate fragility, and elegant patterns in embroidery thread, fake fur, feathers, and layers of dyed cloth.

Okita usually sells her sculptures in her Etsy store and is presently exploring the theme of nature additional in a collection of botanical designs, which she has begun sharing on Instagram.

 

A photograph of an embroidered, life-like moth held in a hand.

A photograph of an embroidered, life-like moth.

A photograph of an embroidered, life-like moth.

A photograph of an embroidered, life-like moth.

A photograph of an embroidered, life-like moth.

A photograph of an embroidered, life-like moth.

A photograph of an embroidered, life-like moth.

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A photograph of an embroidered, life-like moth.

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#butterflies
#embroidery
#bugs
#moths
#nature
#sculpture
#textiles
#Yumi Okita

 

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