What brings you joy? Is it a plant? That tattoo on your arm? A cozy sweater? Embroidery artist Giselle Quinto highlights the happiness of individuality in her hand-stitched hoop art portraits. Comprising elegant black lines that have the fluidity of a pen, she accents her compositions using color and pattern. This is often an article of clothing or a plant that shines a light in the lives of her subjects.
Above all, Giselle’s embroidered portraits feature contemporary women who appear solo and engage in their own interests; their joy is their own. This is in keeping with the greater concept of her stitching. On her website, Giselle writes, “Her work brings an anarchic view to classic embroidery, revisiting old traditions and transforming it in protest for equality, where all have the right to be and live whoever they are.”