Frida Kahlo

Beading is not a quickly executed activity. The beaded top took 5 years, the vest, 3 years. The Portraits are part of a group that will be presented at a future exhibition. They are done in gourd stitch and are just beads. The portrait of Frida Khalo uses a traditional quilt background. The background of the portrait of Alan Turing spells out his name in binary code.

Bead Weaving

Bead Embroidery

Gourd Stitch

Fetish Bag

Ostrich Egg

Brick Stitch & Gourd Stitch


Beaded Top

265,000 glass beads

Gustav Klimpt inspired vest front

Alan Turing

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