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Anti-selfie

The concept behind this was to create an “Anti-selfie” – something that took a stand against the sucked-in faces with trout pouts snapped in a second from a phone held … Continue reading

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Shouting dada face

This was a great piece to work – wonderful colours and textures! It was worked in dry needle felting technique with plenty of bead and hand-embroidered embellishments. The concept is … Continue reading

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Peacock feathers

Peacock feathers using inverse applique (hand sewn) and rayon thread (machine sewn). ©Mav Kühn 2017

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Coral reef

Hand embroidered piece worked in restricted palette and restricted number of stitches. This was a contemplative piece on coral reefs and their rapid extinction on the planet due to the … Continue reading

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Bleeding hills

This figure represents Everywoman, hence the darkened, anonymous face. She is also Goddess, her menstrual blood bringing fertility to the fields, her legs akimbo forming the mountain range. This piece … Continue reading

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Decorative bird

Hand-stitched, freestyle bird based on a Peruvian ceramic design, using some Crewel Work techniques. ©MavKühn 2017

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Two Navajo Yei embroideries

Both pieces are worked in cross-stitch, based on drawings of Navajo sand paintings. Both pieces were sold and both were lost – one to a house fire and one to … Continue reading

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