Mana Morimoto Remixes Found Photographs with Embroidery

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

One could describe Mana Morimoto’s embroidered photographs as an unconventional form of collage. The Tokyo-based artist, who was educated in the US but returned to Japan just a few years ago, finds vintage photos and re-imagines them with her technicolor thread. While many of her subjects have lasers coming out of their eyes, Morimoto’s way of working is intentionally low tech. Each piece contains evidence of the hand-done process. Lately, Morimoto has been making abstract woven patterns with a psychedelic symmetry, departing from her usual figurative subjects. Take a look at some of her recent work below.

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