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The Embroidery Art of Richard Saja

Artist Richard Saja manipulates pre-existing historicalscenes printed on fabric known as toile, by threading colorful floss over andaround the people and creatures inhabiting them. As a blend of humor anddelightfully odd imaginings, the work carries the weight of the past within itsfoundations while new skins of magic, freak shows, circus clowns and oddcouplings brighten the compositions and infuse it with a sincere beauty. Viewmore of the intriguing works after the jump.

Artist Richard Saja manipulates pre-existing historical scenes printed on fabric known as toile, by threading colorful floss over and around the people and creatures inhabiting them. As a blend of humor and delightfully odd imaginings, the work carries the weight of the past within its foundations while new skins of magic, freak shows, circus clowns and odd couplings brighten the compositions and infuse it with a sincere beauty. View more of the intriguing works below.

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