Juana Gomez embroidery thread

It Hangs upon a Silken Thread*

Chilean artist Juana Gómez uses embroidery to create delicate anatomical works of art. With needle and thread she carefully traces our bodies on faded black & white photographic prints. Fabricating intricate lines and patterns that follow our veins, nervous system and the organic shapes of our muscles and organs.

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