Saturday, April 22, 2017

Nico Mazza's massive hand-stitched embroideries show the Kardashians' "Last Supper"

By Andrew Salomone
Massive hand-stitched embroideries show the Kardashians' Last Supper
Like counting prayer beads while saying the rosary, each stitch in a series of embroidered textiles is part of a meditation on religion and personal experience. Nico Mazza's hand-stitches tapestries focus on the role of cultural and religious backgrounds in the shaping of her personal feminism. Her work often compares religious iconography from her Catholic upbringing with representations from popular culture, including portraits of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Drake. Nico Mazza is currently working on a new series titled Portraits of My Mothers, featuring embroideries based on stories, anecdotes or feelings she's collected from the women who raised her. See more of Mazza's work on her website and Instagram. [link]

Nico Mazza’s hand-stitched textiles compare religious iconography with popular culture to construct personal identity.