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Embroidery drilled and sewed into everyday objects

We’re so used to seeing type in a digital or at best two-dimensional realm that we’re quite stumped by Manchester-based artist Sarah Greaves’ material approach to type with her mixed-media (textiles, wood and metal) work, Embroidered Graffiti, where she drills and sews through everyday objects such as bananas, doors, sinks and toasters to thread delicate words into them.

In a good way. ‘My practice allows me to create very delicate work but still use power tools and work with different materials’, Greaves has said of her approach. ‘I like that people cannot always understand how it has been created and I love the ridiculousness of embroidering such large and unyielding objects’.

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.

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