Amanda Cobbett Embroiders Realistic Likenesses of Fungi and Flora in Stunning Detail

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With a keen eye for detail and a passion for nature, Amanda Cobbett embroiders hyper realistic fungi, mosses, and lichen with painstaking precision (previously). Taking between one to two weeks to complete, each piece is inspired by flora found around the U.K., which she collects, studies, and recreates with fiber in her Surrey Hills studio. Most recently, the artist has focused on samples found in the Scottish Borders for an upcoming exhibition, which she says is “the result of a year’s worth of work, and includes even more intricacy than previously made embroideries…It is a snapshot in time but includes a huge amount of variety in color, texture, and new forms.”

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