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To give life to something dead

For many of us, the fall is the end of summer and the beginning of winter. That beautiful period of time when colorful leaves cover the ground is very short. But someone who sees something different is Solange Nunes.  

Solange @arteoficioatelie is a Brazilian artist, who through her mother found embroidery as a young child. Over the years she has developed her embroidery technique and has found a new canvas for her art - dry, dead leaves.

Picture from Bored Panda

It was when she moved to the countryside she started to experiment with embroidery on leaves. Because of the fragility of the leaves, she put a lot of patience and testing into different methods to find the right technique and get the results she envisioned. 

To Solande her craft symbolizes her way of thinking and how she sees the world. With this she has created a sustainable and emotionial form of art.

Picture from Bored Panda
Picture from Bored Panda

The beauty of her embroidery isn't just how extremely detailed it is but it also depicts living flowers on something dead and it becomes a memorial for the colorful life the leaf once lived.

depicts living blooms on something dead and acts like a memorial for the colorful life the leaf once lived.

depicts living blooms on something dead and acts like a memorial for the colorful life the leaf once lived.

depicts living blooms on something dead and acts like a memorial for the colorful life the leaf once lived.

depicts living blooms on something dead and acts like a memorial for the colorful life the leaf once lived.

depicts living blooms on something dead and acts like a memorial for the colorful life the leaf once lived.

Picture from Bored Panda
Picture from Bored Panda