Embroidered Tales by Michelle Kingdom

Michelle Kingdom is an embroidery artist from Los Angeles. Her artwork is quite fascinating and expresses Michelle's inner thoughts through every carefully considered thread she uses to build a story in her "stitched paintings."

My work is about the human experience; how we live our lives, the stories we tell ourselves, the history we choose to pass on or leave behind. It is an exploration of psychological landscapes, illuminating thoughts left unspoken. I create tiny worlds in thread to capture elusive yet persistent inner voices. Literary snippets, memories, personal mythologies and art history references inform the imagery; fused together, these influences explore relationships, domesticity and self-perception. Symbolism and allegory lay bare dynamics of aspiration and limitation, expectation and loss, belonging and alienation, truth and illusion.

All photos by Michelle Kingdom