Original Stephen Wilson
The gypsy petites are crafted using the same style as the larger Gypsy pieces. I start with a base of embroidered up-cycled luxury boxes. I then add groupings of flowers that are created from Hermes scarves, silk appliqué and lace embroidery. They are layered together to create a harmonious arrangement; each petite is completely unique.
Stephen Wilson began his career in New York City working as a freelance fashion embroidery designer and as a result his artwork has strong ties to the fashion industry and luxury brands. Luxury brands not only create beautiful items they create amazing packaging to go with them. We often hold and display these boxes and bags for a time and then eventually discard them to make room for something else. Stephen wanted to transform these items into art pieces in their own right and the luxury series was conceived. The luxury series features one-of-a-kind pieces of art using up-cycled designer boxes, bags and packaging as a canvas. Each piece is completely unique and original, using mixed-media techniques like embroidery, quilting and assemblage before embellishing it with handmade and surprising elements. All of the elements for all of the pieces are created in his studio in Charlotte NC. Whether offering a critique on materialism, a commentary on contemporary culture, or relaying the emotion of luxury itself, the result is so stunning - a box will never simply be a box again.Dimensions: 5x5x2 inches, framed in acrylic and is presented in a gift box.
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