California based creative Natalie Ciccoricco creates mixed media collages and analog work that consists of found or self-made paper, photographs, postcards, and embroidery thread, which she uses to weave together new narratives on paper. Constantly experimenting with new materials, giving life to old images and papers, Ciccoricco combines elements of opposites, juxtaposing the old and the new, and in her latest series, Nesting, the organic forms of nature with geometric lines of embroidery.
A Juxtaposition between geometric shapes and organic elements
In the new series, which begun while Ciccoricco spent time in quarantine, the artist embroiders white handmade paper in rows of multicolored stitches that bind found twigs and sticks to the paper, creating an illusion on suspension and a uniquely beautiful body of work. “While being under quarantine at home, I started creating embroidery artworks using materials found in our yard, on our deck, or nature walks. Exploring the juxtaposition between geometric shapes and organic elements, this series is an ongoing exercise to find beauty and hope in challenging times”, Ciccoricco writes.
…exploring the juxtaposition between geometric shapes and organic elements, this series is an ongoing exercise to find beauty and hope in challenging times.
The Nesting series is a continuation from Ciccoricco’s earlier work of embroidered photographs, fruit crate labels, and postcards, which she’s created “in the hopes to bring new life to these materials, so they can be enjoyed and appreciated once again.” Drawing inspiration from dreams, nature, arts, literature, and travels, Ciccoricco’s embroidered work are personal snapshots of the things she’s seen.
Enjoy Ciccoriccos embroidery on paper below, and follow the artist’s work on Instagram.