Polina Stegalova

Far Away, Up Close
2018
Framed Inkjet Canvas Print
90x60cm

Far Away, Up Close

Far Away, Up Close combines constructed landscape photography with hand embroidery, to probe different visual possibilities and explore traces of memory and identity. As someone who has lived across multiple countries for extended periods, the notion of a single home is a foreign concept to me, and as such it is difficult to place myself in the world. 

By combining several elements of landscapes familiar to me, this illustration seeks to portray traces of my past and create a new landscape. The meditative experience of embroidering on each image becomes the means to engage in deep observation with these fictitious landscapes and re-examine my relationship with these traces of my past.

Far Away, Up Close
Framed Inkjet Canvas Print
Hand Stitched Cotton Embroidery
90x60cm

Hand Stitched Embroidery Close Up
2018
Framed Inkjet Canvas Print
20x20cm