diana yevtukh 'heals' scarred trees with intricate embroidered artworks
 

diana yevtukh 'heals' scarred trees with intricate embroidered artworks

on artist and embroider diana yevtukh’s contemplative and long walks through nature, she began to think about the often overlooked empty spaces in the bark of the trees, which she noticed every day. those occasional spots, where the trunk is left bare, are formed from fallen bark that resulted from its growth process, insect damage, or disease. yevtukh started thinking about these spots as ‘scars’, and found these voids to be a place of emptiness within which to make an artistic statement. ‘I felt strongly that this gap on the trunk has to be filled with something,’ she says. ‘I started to reminisce a gaze, and it felt like if it was coming from the soul of the tree.’


remedying the wounded heart of nature

 

 

with the arrival of spring, yevtukh began thinking about giving life back to these forgotten spaces through her embroidered artwork. carefully stitching colorful blooms, floral formations, human eyes and hands, the artist canvassed the empty areas in the trees with vibrant and intricately-formed compositions. ‘kids and adults, animals and plants, we all are part of the nature in my understanding’, yevtukh continues, ‘the never-ending suffering wounds the heart and the soul of the nature. but our superpower, as humans, is that we can heal and cherish the life around us. this embroidery is a call to treat the living with love, and not cruelty, to heal the wounds and cease the violence.’


remedying the wounded heart of nature (detail)


life is breaking out of the mysterious hideaways


life is breaking out of the mysterious hideaways (detail)


stitch by stitch cracked and forgotten wall blossoms with a new life


stitch by stitch cracked and forgotten wall blossoms with a new life


multitudes of life hidden in the plain sight


multitudes of life hidden in the plain sight (detail)

  • These are absolutely amazing, breathtaking,absolutely gorgeous works of art!!!
    What a blessing for the trees and everyone who will see them.

    Anna Coleman says:
  • Amazing & BEAUTIFUL!! I appauld your work & especially the time & love I can see you put into every stich. If this doesn’t help heal trees I don’t what will!

    Karin Hoinski says:
  • Thank you Diana Yevtukh for this profoundly powerful manifestation of your work. I am deeply moved.

    Damaris Ferrer says:
  • So inspiring, that I gotta try it. How are these adhered, I wonder. With super glue, fabritac?

    Diana Curbelo says:
  • This is amazing stuff. Wish I could see more of her work

    Josie watts says:
  • Would you tell us how you did this? Is the embroidery attached to tree or cloth and then the tree? Thank you

    Macie Patrick says:
  • At first my thought uh oh someone is carving into a sealed wound. Then reading. Thought this is hip. Bringing a bit of the human touch as a healing. Though I see the defects or wounds as an entre nous between the tree and the outside world & a cavity or wound has its own unique beauty. Now as someone who spends or has spent a good portion of my allotted time on this planet in the canopy. Nice.

    Jeffery Young says:
  • Beautiful – but how do you do them? Stitch on fabric and glue them to surface?

    Susan Burke says:
  • This is a visual and healing unguent for the nature realms, i love it so much .Thank you for this deeply healing work .

    sonya ha says:
  • How are these attached to the trees?

    Karin W says:
  • I applaud you for following the feelings of your heart and by your beautiful artwork you are making humans take note of the nature around us and how we are interwoven no matter what! Thank you.

    Cheryl Ferreira says:
  • These are very beautiful and I can see the intention is very respectful. But if the art work gets wet, and stays damp against the trunk, it can allow pests, disease or rot to enter the tree…

    Heather says:
  • What imagination! What a skill! This is at the top of the johnb awards list.

    Johnb says:
  • those are not scars those are where they shed a branch , lol . city girls hahahahahahahaha

    LAYLA OZDEMIR says:
  • Very beautiful but please , no acrylics or plastic fibers or glues

    Pan says:
  • This is absolutely amazing
    I am looking for someone who can do the Turkey Embroidery Stich. It is very urgent and to help a Final Year University of Westminster Fashion Student. As long as you are in the U.K. we’d be very grateful.

    Collette Daley says:
  • Please tell us how you attached them to the tree. Sooo lovely.

    Gretchen says:
  • Fine beautiful artwork applied to nature. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

    Clarissa Metzer says:

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