Sol Kesseler is an embroidery artist who creates delicate male portraits and combines them with geometric fabric patterns. You can check them out on her Instagram page @bugambilo, where she posts finished projects and in-progress sequences.
Kesseler’s website has a store section where you can buy her art or embroidery kits to create your own. When she exhibits her art, the audience is allowed to touch it, which is a bit unusual.
“For me, it is important to incorporate touch, because when I embroider, I use my hands. The final piece is visual, but I like the viewer to have the sensation that I have in the studio. Having a thread in my hands is a very nice feeling. It can transport you to memories of very intimate moments, such as recalling soft fabrics used for baby bedding. And viewers are not accustomed to touching the art,” she told Alana J. Coates in an interview.
Scroll down to see her embroidered portraits and follow her on Instagram for more.