hand-embroidered artworks by francine leclercq capture surveillance cameras' footage

hand-embroidered artworks by francine leclercq capture surveillance cameras' footage

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‘Embroidered Surveillance’ by Francine LeClercq

 

Artist Francine LeClercq transforms images captured by surveillance cameras into intricate hand-embroidered artworks. In an era dominated by surveillance culture, the work challenges the conventional perceptions of surveillance by reimagining its visual language through the intricate art of hand embroidery. Each piece represents a nuanced translation of surveillance footage, bridging the realms of security technology and traditional handiwork. Through this artistic endeavor, the artist evokes themes of privacy, observation, and societal norms surrounding constant surveillance.

hand-embroidered artworks by francine leclercq capture surveillance cameras' footage
DC8, cross stitch embroidery, 24 x 48 inches | all images courtesy of Francine LeClercq

 

 

LECLERCQ contemplates privacy and constant observation

 

By employing the medium of embroidery, a symbol of human connection and intimacy, Francine Leclercq invites viewers to contemplate the dichotomy between the invasive nature of surveillance and the personal touch of artistic expression. Furthermore, her meticulous craftsmanship of 40,000 hand-embroidered cross stitches reflects a dedication to the passage of time through the labor-intensive process in contrast to the rapid capture of a movie image in 1/24 second, highlighting the dynamic interplay between sequential time and decisive moments.

hand-embroidered artworks by francine leclercq capture surveillance cameras' footage
Bike, cross stitch embroidery, 24 x 48 inches

hand-embroidered artworks by francine leclercq capture surveillance cameras' footage
Bike, cross stitch embroidery, detail

hand-embroidered artworks by francine leclercq capture surveillance cameras' footage
Bike, cross stitch embroidery, detail

hand-embroidered artworks by francine leclercq capture surveillance cameras' footage
Bike, cross stitch embroidery, detail

hand-embroidered artworks by francine leclercq capture surveillance cameras' footage
DC8, cross stitch embroidery, detail

hand-embroidered artworks by francine leclercq capture surveillance cameras' footage
DC8, cross stitch embroidery, detail

embroidered-surveillance-francine-leclercq-designboom-1800-3

DC8, cross stitch embroidery, 24 x 48 inches

hand-embroidered artworks by francine leclercq capture surveillance cameras' footage
SIKKEMA, cross stitch embroidery, 24 x 48 inches

hand-embroidered artworks by francine leclercq capture surveillance cameras' footage
SIKKEMA, cross stitch embroidery, detail

hand-embroidered artworks by francine leclercq capture surveillance cameras' footage
SIKKEMA, cross stitch embroidery, detail

embroidered-surveillance-francine-leclercq-designboom-1800-2

SIKKEMA, cross stitch embroidery, 24 x 48 inches

 

project info:

 

name: Embroidered Surveillance
artist: Francine LECLERCQ | @francine.leclercq.ny

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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