If you have a taste for vintage things like old photographs and embroidery – this artist manages to intertwine these two things in her art in a very unique and beautiful way. Han Cao is a self-taught artist that lives in Palm Springs at the moment. She creates her art by embroidering right onto vintage photographs and therefore giving them a new life and enhancing them in a way.
It’s actually quite
interesting how Han got inspired to create this type of art. She likes
frequenting antique shops and markets and she would often see these discarded
photos and postcards at the bottoms of boxes and realised no one would ever see
or buy them. It seemed sad that all these souls might’ve lived beautiful lives
that we would never know of, so she decided to make it her goal to retell a new
story for them.
It takes a while for Han
to choose a particular photo or postcard to work on. She liked to analyze the
pieces at the market before buying them. She usually looks for people and
places that have more of a story to tell, or pieces that have beautiful colors
or composition that is fun to play with.