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Artist Beautifully Reimagines Van Gogh's "Starry Night" in Detailed Embroidery

Embroidery artist Lauren Spark used colorful cotton thread to faithfully recreate the iconic Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. The endeavor took her almost 60 hours to complete, but the results are incredible. Spark mimicked the famous artist's thick, choppy brush strokes with the double-ply floss, sewing many different colors next to one another. She explored the original image's ultra-fine details with Google Cultural Institute's high-resolution views, which helped her pay proper homage to the painting's undeniable motion and deep pigments.

Spark's gorgeous interpretation was a present for her mother. What a great gift!

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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