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US$100 by Lauren DiCioccio

US$100 by Lauren DiCioccio
(Image © Lauren DiCioccio)

US$100 by Lauren DiCioccio (Detail)

US$100 by Lauren DiCioccio (Detail)
(Image © Lauren DiCioccio)

Yesterday, the fab’ blog StitchPunk ran a post on ‘Extraordinary Stitches & Everyday Things’ featuring some of the work by Lauren DiCioccio. I thought it was just beautiful so I went and checked out Lauren’s website. WOW! The woman is prolific in her stitching – and her work is wonderful.

I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful. (Marilyn Monroe)

One of the projects that particularly appealed to me was her currency series. The attention to detail is unbelievable…

US$1 by Lauren DiCioccio (Back)

US$1 by Lauren DiCioccio (Back)
(Image © Lauren DiCioccio)

1000 Yen by Lauren DiCioccio

1000 Yen by Lauren DiCioccio
(Image © Lauren DiCioccio)

HK$100 by Lauren DiCioccio

Hong Kong $20 by Lauren DiCioccio
(Image © Lauren DiCioccio)

5000 Colombian Pesos by Lauren DiCioccio

5000 Colombian Pesos by Lauren DiCioccio
(Image © Lauren DiCioccio)

Lauren says her “work investigates the physical/tangible beauty of commonplace mass-produced media-objects (that) are becoming obsolete, replaced by the invisible efficiency of various technologies. In some cases, this transition is a good thing-faster transmission and distribution of information, streamlined systems, openness to user input, less waste. But a hole is left behind by the disappearance of these everyday objects. What will happen when we no longer touch information?”

If you have five minutes to spare today, go and have a look at some of Lauren DiCioccio’s wonderful fibre art here. It is stunning. Truly.

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