Embroidery artist Bugambilo, aka Sol Kesseler, first stole my heart years ago with her negative space stitching of cats and florals. (Perfect!) Since then, she’s continued embroidery by focusing on portraits of people. Each piece features detailed imagery combining fine lines and bold textures. Her subjects are rendered in black thread that’s complete with cross hatching and stippling techniques; they have the distinct feeling of being drawn with pen. Just beyond their hair and faces, she uses decorative stitching as well as beads to frame them in abstract collisions of color and pattern.
Sol chronicles her work on Instagram.
Combining finely-stitched faces with colorful abstract patterns, Sol Kessler creates embroidery portraits that are hard to forget.