Crafty Art: Sarah Greaves' embroidered art
Sarah Greaves creates art using everyday objects, she then graffiti's them using embroidery as her medium. Greave's 'The Toaster' (above) is part of her embroidered kitchen, including an embroidered fridge and sink.
She says of her work "My embroidered graffiti is about exploring stereotyped identities and gender roles, our relationships with our bodies, our internal monologues and how the domestic and private become public."
Sarah has embroidered over a wide variety of objects from fridges to doors, with my favourite being her door that has lights stitched around the edge, and 'The End' embroidered in the middle and a needle threaded through the stitches.
Based in Manchester, Sarah achieved the Whitbread Young Arts Achiever of the year in 2005 for the arts project she set up with a girl's orphanage in Kenya.
It's refreshing to see an artist using embroidery in this way, especially with the use of the lights stitched through and the large needle, not hiding away from the technique used.
Left: Sarah's door 'The End'.
[Images via Sarah Greaves]