Playful Embellished Vintage Photographs With Dotted Hand Embroidery By Julie Cockburn

‘No image is safe after it enters my studio’ – Julie Cockburn is a London-based artist whose work is best defined by its delicate craftsmanship and by the transformation of everyday and found objects into works of art. Cockburn contradicts the generic and mass-produced with something hand-crafted, imbuing her intellectually and physically worn objects with value. Scouring eBay and second-hand shops, she amasses vintage images of pin-up girls, high school yearbook headshots, and studio portraits of children, among others. With needle and thread, scissors and glue, she overlays embroidered designs changing their subjects into characters of her own imagination.

Playful embellished vintage photographs with dotted hand embroidery by Julie Cockburn
‘Bridge’, 2014
Playful embellished vintage photographs with dotted hand embroidery by Julie Cockburn
‘Aeroplane 2’, 2016
Playful embellished vintage photographs with dotted hand embroidery by Julie Cockburn
‘Spell’, 2016
Playful embellished vintage photographs with dotted hand embroidery by Julie Cockburn
‘Wobble 1’, 2016
Playful embellished vintage photographs with dotted hand embroidery by Julie Cockburn
‘Cuss’, 2016

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