Three-dimensional illustrations and drawings have always had a special place in our hearts because they make art literally pop out of the canvas. Now, if you think drawing is difficult, imagine how hard is to make 3D embroidery.
Embroidery artist Sheena Liam, who has mastered this art, creates portraits of girls that achieve unusual realism through the three-dimensional effect their hair makes, breaking the two-dimensionality of the rest of the composition.
This way, Liam creates a direct relationship with the viewer who contemplates her work and can even interact with it, for example by making braids. Liam’s work requires a lot of skill and a steady hand – the hair is the center of her creations and the majority of her subjects are women, sewn with black thread, with long braids, pigtails, buns or loose hair flowing from the circular canvases.
Liam continues experimenting with embroidery, testing a variety of hairstyles and poses that makes her work grow in complexity and beauty. We love this minimalist mixture of artisan tradition and a touch of special effects that makes her work really stand out. Check out her creations in the gallery below!