While some artists enjoy expressing themselves on large-scale canvases, others prefer the meticulous process of creating miniature art. Mexican artist Carolina Torres uses needle and thread to create tiny landscape embroidery designs that feature a surprising amount of detail. From mountain landscapes to grasslands, each colorful hand-stitched scene is displayed in ornate miniature frames that look like they belong in a dollhouse.
Using a variety of embroidery stitches, Torres creates tiny textured landscapes that feature clouds, trees, flowers, and more. “What I love most about creating embroidered landscapes is seeing how the pieces come to life, stitch by stitch,” Torres told My Modern Met. “I love creating unique, colorful and vibrant pieces that remind us of the power and beauty of nature.” She adds, “My art is definitely a tribute to him.”
Although each piece is rendered in thread, Torres’ embroidery designs look like tiny landscape paintings from afar. Each dot is like a painter’s brushstroke and the colors seem to blend in smooth gradations as if they were pigments. This illusion is made even more real when paired with the ornate golden frames. You can imagine the Torres collection in a miniature gallery!
Check out some of Torres’ latest embroidered landscapes below and shop yours from his collection on Etsy.
Artist Carolina Torres creates embroidered miniature landscapes full of colorful detail.
Each piece is a small reminder of the beauty of nature.
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