Stunning hyper-real embroidered portraits by Cayce Zavaglia

I had the opportunity to see Cayce Zavaglia’s work up in person at the Lyons Weir Gallery in New York City several years ago and was completely smitten. The work, a fluid combination of hand embroidery and acrylic paints on canvas or linen, is truly stunning. The stitch work, the craft, is so detailed and practiced as to make the skin tones, hair and fabric move not unlike the work of a master expressionist. This is brilliant work marrying the mastery of embroidery with the expressiveness of painting.