Sew Wanderlust: An Embroidery Project That Captures Landscapes From Around the World
Thanks to technology, the ease of capturing priceless moments are so easy that they’re almost too easy. A picture of the busy streets of Paris and a picture of a plate of food from a local restaurant are practically one in the same these days. So how does one heighten their sense of moments through photography any more? The answer: embroidery, of course. Artist Teresa Lim put down her camera and picked up a needle for her ongoing project Sew Wanderlust. Using embroidery, Lim captures landscapes and memories from her travels that span from Tokyo to Amsterdam.
“I wanted something more from my travels, to be able to take back a part of that place with me,” she tells CulturePush. “One thing I realized is that when you take a photo of a place, you don’t actually pick up as much detail as when you actually sit down and draw or sew it. When I’m done with a piece, I actually feel like I KNOW that place, and that gives me a huge sense of satisfaction that I think just taking a photo wouldn’t give.”