Wednesday, June 29, 2011

There's a Point to This Art

Artwork by Daniel Kornfumpf

We’re all about unique ways to make art. We’ve highlighted Jell-O landscapes, toast portraits and Rubik’s Cubisms. But we’re truly blown away by the sheer skill required to create these embroidered portraits.

Now we’ve been known to make the occasional baby shower or wedding sampler. And not to toot our own horns, but they’ve been proudly displayed in many a nursery and honeymooner’s home. We can count off. We can make a knotted stem stitch. But this artwork is beyond belief.

Pennsylvania-based artist Daniel Kornfumpf clearly excelled in his Home Ec class. He must have done a pretty stellar job when he got his BFA at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and his MFA at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

The artist creates hand crafted needlepoint portraits with as much detail and shadowing as any painter could pull off. And his work seems to be catching on. He’s had four exhibitions in 2011 alone at places like BLANK SPACE in New York City, Gallery 263 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Icebox Gallery and Moore College of Art and Design in Philly.

Visit his website to check out all of his incredible work.

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