by Denimu in New Art on Sunday 19 January 2014

You may not want to shake his hand to congratulate him, as Spanish artist David Cata stitches portraits of his family and friends into the palms of his hands for his project Overexposed Emotions, which illustrates how much they are woven into his life.

Using a needle, he very carefully pierces the top layer of his skin before drawing the thread through to create a stitch.They can take up to about four hours to complete, after which he films himself picking the stitches out of his hands.