This Unique Work Of Art Marries Poetry And Intricate Embroidery

Michelle Kingdom uses thread to sketch scenes, images, and landscapes that are as poetic as they are beautiful. She explores “psychological landscapes, illuminating thoughts left unspoken,” according to her website—an explanation of her work that helps to shed light on this piece. Entitled “The Composed Look of Something Receding, Something In Which She No Longer Had Any Part,” the image densely embroidered onto lilac silk depicts dressmakers at work, constructing a dress made out of leaves that seems to stem from the model’s body.