Victoria Rose Richards Surveys Land From Above in Atmospheric Embroidered Landscapes — Colossal

Victoria Rose Richards Surveys Land From Above in Atmospheric Embroidered Landscapes — Colossal



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#aerial
#embroidery
#landscapes
#thread
#Victoria Rose Richards

November 6, 2023

Jackie Andres

All images © Victoria Rose Richards, shared with permission

Aerial fields of vision emerge from Victoria Rose Richards’ embroidered landscapes. Setting scenes from up above, the artist (previously) uses thread to achieve a variety of patterns and textures, implementing satin stitches and french knots to form curiously shaped fields, patches of trees, and bodies of water. The majority of her pieces take at least 10-25 hours each, with every meticulous detail shining through at the end.

Richards is inherently connected to her natural surroundings. Raised and based in South West Devon, nostalgic vistas of farmlands, woodlands, and the countryside make up the subjects of her pieces, emanating feelings of homeliness and familiarity. The artist shares with Colossal that she loves depicting fields because of “the different formations and patterns they make, some being orderly and others higgledy-piggledy, some looking naturally formed and others forced.”

Richards’ work will be included in the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition starting November 17. This winter, the artist is also creating calendars with images of her work, so keep up with her Instagram and website for the latest updates.

 

an aerial view of a green landscape surrounded by bodies of water embroidered inside of an embroidery hoop.

an aerial view of a green landscape embroidered inside of an embroidery hoop.

an aerial view of a green landscape with clouds embroidered inside of an embroidery hoop.

an aerial view of a green landscape with a pond embroidered inside of an embroidery hoop.

an aerial view of a green landscape embroidered inside of an embroidery hoop.

a cornfield landscape during a thunderstorm, embroidered within an embroidery hoop.

an aerial view of a green landscape embroidered inside of an embroidery hoop. an aerial view of a colorful landscape embroidered inside of an embroidery hoop.

an aerial view of a green landscape embroidered inside of an embroidery hoop.

#aerial
#embroidery
#landscapes
#thread
#Victoria Rose Richards

 

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