Sarah K. Benning Treasures

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Totally freak out with the work of Sarah K. Benning. She is such a sun child with great imagination. She came from Baltimore. Nowadays based in Menorca, Spain! Sarah graduated the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013 and received her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies.While working as a full-time nanny, Sarah discovered her relaxing hobby – the love for embroidery.  The hobby quickly turned into a job, and now Sarah works from her sunny apartment in Menorca.

Sarah’s treasures often outline potted plants and her newest works position these potted gardens in interior spaces and pair them with other textiles.  Actually, these embroideries are illustrations, creating drawings in pencil directly onto the fabric before filling the image in with thread.  In this way, the thread becomes more like ink or paint than traditional embroidery, which accentuates the bold shapes, patterns, and color in the compositions.Sarah’s own potted plant collection and a general appreciation for nature.

Sarah collects potted plants, crystals and mineral formations, tranquil seascapes, and lunar phases. Those are the pieces that inspire her to create her unique embroidery collection.

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