SARAH K. BENNING

Untitled-3An astonnishing embroidery artist who got her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in fibers and material studies in 2013. Originally a hobby to pass her time while nannying, her form of relaxation turned into her work. She is very prolific and creates very illustrative fiber work. She currently works from her home in Menorca, Spain.

Evidently from her work, we can see that Sarah concentrates on depicting house plants. Each piece is inspired by her personal house plant collection. She is self taught in the art of embroidery and treats each piece as an illustration. Her site suggests “Her emphasis on drawing, composition, and color choice keeps her work fresh and vibrant.” As viewers we can see how her choice in medium gives her work a certain draw. the line quality can be not only observed but touched. The element of physical interaction sets her illustration apart from the mainstream.

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