3D blocks on cross-stitch

Endless fun

A photo posted by Shannon Finnegan (@shanfinnegan) on


(This artwork on Instagram is created by pattern artist, Shannon Finnegan)

Such a simple small cross-stitch, but it works on many various levels.

  1. From 2D to 3D.
    The flat pixel-based medium of cross-stitch is brought out into the 3D world.
  2. From 3D to 2D.
    The colors chosen bring out the fact that these are shapes–simply flat shapes.
  3. Donald Judd.
    There’s a little bit of Donald Judd in these boxes. It’s hard to avoid the Judd reference when there are stacked rectangles with a gap in between each rectangle. 🙂
  4. Cross-stitch.
    Cross-stitch as art is really cool. When I first graduated from college almost 20 years ago, I was interested in doing cross-stitch. Translating the 32-by-32 pixel grid the Mac OS 8.5 icons into the cross-stitch grid. Sadly, I never really developed this idea into reality. Despite the pressures of others saying it wasn’t good art, and the pressures in the late 90s that men don’t cross-stitch, I bought some yarn and plastic grids to create the cross-stitches. I made a couple of them, but I never took it forward. Seeing artworks like this by Shannon make me happy to see them being created.
  5. Simplicity.
    While a hug cross-stitch can be nice, this smaller size is more refined and focused.
  6. Q-Bert.
    It feels little bit like Q-Bert. Maybe one of the higher levels of Q-Bert.

Enjoyed this blog post?

Join the creatives who receive thoughtful Spudart blog posts via the email newsletter

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

2 Comments
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
trackback
7 years ago

[…]  breathtaking closeup view of a comet, taken just before the Rosetta probe crashes into it. Cross-stitched isometric “3D” blocks. A cute little robot that can open a door handle, then nudge the door open like a dog. In 2008, […]

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x