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May 26, 2017

12 Facts You Need to Know About Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s Most Visited Attraction

For 135 years, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia has slowly been marching its way toward completion. The focal point of famed architect Antoni Gaudí's career, the church has undergone trials and tribulations, but is finally reaching the end of construction. An unforgettable part of Barcelona's skyline, its multiple facades and towers are stuffed with ornate sculpture and mosaics, making it a feast for the eyes.

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May 26, 2017

Artist Embroiders Portraits of Women Using Cascading Thread as Flowing Hair

Artist Sheena Liam has a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted approach to embroidery. Favoring female subjects, with a focus on flowing hairstyles, Liam creates unique portraits of women and girls with thread tresses that cascade from the canvas. Each portrait is created using black thread, culminating in a collection of works reminiscent of simple yet exquisitely rendered line drawings. While the majority of each embroidered image lays flat, the subject's hair falls loosely from her face, adding a touch of three-dimensionality to an otherwise uniform surface.

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