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Artist Creates Web-Like Portraits From a Single Unbroken Thread

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Slovenia-based artist Sašo Krajnc (aka Cvern) handcrafts incredible string art portraits made with unbroken pieces of sewing thread. Each piece appears like a textile spirograph, featuring countless lines of black thread interwoven and tightly wound around circular, nail-clad, aluminum and wooden frames.

Each piece starts as a single line and evolves into a complex, crisscrossed drawing. The more times the thread passes over an area, the darker it gets, resulting in varying shades that mimic realistic, cross-hatched pencil drawings. Cvern explains, “The realisation that you can create an image only by straight lines is incredible.”

Cvern’s portrait subjects include historical artists, such as Salvador Dalí; pop stars, such as Rihanna and George Michael; and political figures, including Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Cvern also spins textile webs that depict animals and close-ups of eyes, where shadows and reflections are expertly rendered in varying layers of thread.

You can find more of Cvern’s thread art on Instagram.

Slovenia-based artist Sašo Krajnc (aka Cvern) handcrafts incredible string art portraits made with single pieces of sewing thread.

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Each piece appears like a textile spirograph, featuring countless lines of black thread interwoven and tightly wound around nail-clad, circular frames.

A post shared by Cvern (@cvernart) on

A post shared by Cvern (@cvernart) on

A post shared by Cvern (@cvernart) on

A post shared by Cvern (@cvernart) on

A post shared by Cvern (@cvernart) on

A post shared by Cvern (@cvernart) on

A post shared by Cvern (@cvernart) on

A post shared by Cvern (@cvernart) on

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All images via Cvern.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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