- See more of Ms. Sperber’s amazing work at Caren Golden Fine Art
Whoa. My hydrocodone just kicked in. Trippy.
My Norco just kicked in too – and I’m with you, WAY trippy!
I have a feeling that, if I were perfectly lucid, I would probably try to analyze the awesomeness of this to the point where my head would undoubtedly explode.
I’m really impressed! This stuff is just amazing!
If I needed some thread, I could just pull it off Marilyn’s face. It would be like a facelift.
No WAY. Really? Dang I thought I wanted the Enterprise coffee table but …
I. Love. Her. I got to see her work when it came to Knoxville. The scale is so impressive in person.
Wow. I never thought to do anything with thread but sew. I’m so unimaginative. VERY cool.
I remember seeing the Star Trek ones in person back in 2008, and thinking that I really need to display my thread differently!
This is truly pop art at its finest. So amazing. (Sew amazing?)
But I have to say, my favorite is the transporter beam one. I would put that in my living room at warp speed and watch my drunken friends FREAK OUT!
I just had a flash of what I could do with the oldest son’s room once he (eventually) moves out.. Wonder if she’d do a TARDIS dematerializing?
A TARDIS would be so freaking cool!
Seriously though, looking at stuff like this makes me feel like Salieri in Amadeus.
As you’ve already made me say about coffee tables, I don’t even like Star Trek and I _want_ the beaming in!!!
I signed onto this ship to be a doctor, not to have my atoms scattered halfway across the galaxy!
HEY this thing is on permanent exhibition at microsoft headquarters!
Someone is raising the bar, facebook headquarters.
I was going to mention this until I found your comment. They look great in person. I’ve wanted to try my hand at the beads since I first saw it.
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I wish they would use their technique for something more original than pop art. Cool idea non-the less. But this is a one trick pony.
Like, for instance, Mona Lisa? Because she’s done this as well.
Yeah, it is in Raleigh, NC. I saw it recently.
Well, if you think this isn’t very special, just a one-trick pony…
1. Saddle up
2. Find yourself a sewing supply store
3. Max out your credit card
We can’t wait to see what you achieve in your own artistic abiility!
I think it’s amazing that someone came up with this in the first place…and it turned out so well! One trick pony…geez…this person created a whole new art medium. Absolutely fucking awesome.
Perhaps da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”? Done that too. It’s in the museum I work for.
I think Devorah is fucking amazing. I like to stop by “After The Last Supper” every few days just to gaze at it.
(However, I understand the one-trick pony observation although I disagree with it; it’s like passing an already existing work from rasterbator and then play with spools. But the originality and talent in this case is in the medium, and the artist uses this fact quite purposely.)
Also, try to convince me this looks less realistic than a photo mounted on the wall:
She definitely knows what to do with these threads and where.
Aaaaahhh, much better.
See, now if I saw something like this with a $1,000 price tag, I’d wonder why so cheap.
I don’t dare find out how much the Enterprise is worth, I want it too bad.
This is awesome! Bravo! I wonder how long it takes to do each one.
A. May. Zing. I was like, WTF is with the spools, then realized what the sphere was for. That is exceptional. That is Art.
LOVE this thread!
The talent is incredible, but so is the mind-set of the artist. She looked at spools of thread and “saw” a picture.
I see what you did with the thread there.
I don’t even understand how the Barely There Beaming Up one is happening…
Same here. How the heck did she do that?
On the gallery site, you can see a close-up view of Kirk. It’s faceted beads strung on monofilament — basically the fanciest bead curtain in the history of bead curtains. I just flat could not be more impressed.
I saw her Mona Lisa work at Museum of Art and Design in NYC. One of the standouts in that museum- which is an abfab place to go if you ever get the chance.
100 Internets to you for the use of “abfab”. <3
That’s really incredible, it wasn’t until I scrolled past the first one that I could really see it though. Now, if she can do the same thing with miller lite cans, I might have a proposition for her.
Miller Lite? The beer snob in me weeps for you…
But the alcoholic in me say, “Eh, what the hell.”
I didn’t just turn into Tarzan.
I just made love to my monitor.
I thought you all should know that.
You didn’t yell “SURPRISE!” first, so you owe us all an apology for monitor rape.
OH! I’m terribly sorry. I just– I don’t know what came over me. ( But I know what came over my monitor! HAH! )
It’s a problem I have. It’s okay. I’m in group therapy for it. Monitor Rapists Anonymous.
Those are incredible… I’m in geek heaven.
One of these is made with CHENILLE STEMS. CHENILLE STEMS. The craftiest artiste!
I don’t even know what those are, but they sound impressive!
Pipecleaners! Man, and I think of the dinky shit I used to make with those in grade school. This is epic.
Chenille stems are the quintessential craft store item. Equivalent to say, pompons, foamies, or even GOOGLY EYES.
I would actually like to see what this lady would *do* with googly eyes.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her work first hand. She came to my town a couple years ago. It’s even more incredible in person.
Maybe you can answer a few questions: How does she work with the chenille stems? Does she use, perhaps, half-inch pieces? Does she paint the ends of the metal rods inside the stems?
Looking upon these beautifully well-placed spools has cured my astigmatism. If only I could see them in person, so I might be granted 20/20 vision.
Those are awesome! That’s such a creative idea.
I saw something like this at the art museum in Roanoke, VA a while back… very impressive
Whenever I see a new medium of craft, I add it to the “to-do” list. But I’d never be able to do this because all my materials would end up in a quilt!
(Also thread is too fucking expensive for that!)
that’s the problem I have with that medium… I looked at this and said “Wow, that’s great. But I need *that* color for my quilt.”
Wouldn’t you love to see a Spock 5?
I really see the pointillist of this
How about Deep Vision Space Nine items?
I NEED THAT SUPERMAN ONE
And if you’ve got a loose seam to sew up, You don’t have to look all over the house for thread!
Star Trek and sewing/crafting. Major geek squee!!!! All we need is a Cal-King size Lord of the Rings quilt, a 1/1,000 scale knit Death Star, a full set of life size plushie Harry Potter characters and a map of Westeros tablecloth woven on a Four-shaft loom that’s big enough for a large dining table and we’d have a Geek Royal Flush.
I would never know about this without Regretsy! (Thank you, April.)
I could spend a million years trying to come up with something creative and never think of anything like this. Good Job, Devorah!
So friggin awesome. This appeals to me on all my geeky levels. And I want the Superman one so bad!
Absolutely beautiful and incredible. The type of spatial and perspective reasoning you’d have to use…wonderful!
I saw a Campbell’s Soup can done like this in a museum and seeing is having your mind blown! (and believing) I hope Devorah was responsible.
This is the sort of thing for which the word “amazeballs” was created.
Ohhh, I have seen these in NYC! I was gallery-hopping with a friend when we stumbled upon this, and my friend broke the vaguely-bored, affected disinterest worn by gallery people when she shrieked, “HOLY SHIT HOW DO I NOT HAVE A PIPE CLEANER ENTERPRISE???” Really, some of the best gallery pieces ever seen, ever. Ever. Pictures don’t capture the awesomeness.
Ok, this reminds me of the artist who does those incredible “3D” sidewalk chalk drawings…. so very, very clever.
Über-cool, thanks for the link!
I took my kids to the NC art museum to see the Rembrant exhibit and saw the Mona Lisa 2 by the same artist.
I’m astounded at this one. Amazing.
Her work was at the Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, MA, last year. Awesome! And if you look through two of the viewing spheres, it turns upside down again.
Wow, I just had a quilter-and-Star-Trek-fan nerdgasm!
Who must I blow to have this?
Or is it “Whom”?
This is sooo coooooool
It appears I’m her only Facebook subscriber. Hope you’ll join me (it’s lonely and cold in here!):
It’s like pixel art on a massive scale. The Last supper is what really got me.. flippin amazing..
Gorgeous! Love the Barely There:)
There are no words for how completely in awe I am right now.
Holy crap. Those are so cool they gave me frostbite!
Now THAT is art!!!
so amazing!! when i worked stocking at Joanns my favorite thing was sorting and filling the thread. <3 this really brings me back. all those colors! all the potential! i miss that.
Just had a full on nerdgasm
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