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Richard Saja’s Festively Subversive Embroidery

Alright, purists. Don’t get your studded panties in a bunch, but we’re just going to go ahead and call these swell embroidery remix works “punk rock” because they are punk rock, sort of. Spotted by the arty Tumblr of Hassie Holmes, the “Historically Inaccurate”  work of Richard Saja takes on an old, rather dull medium and goes nut all over it. See very proper Victorian ladies grow rainbow mohawks and gentlefolk perched on garden swings become festooned with clown-nosed, star-shaped, explosive fashions. Neat stuff, a little reminiscent of the Chapman Brothers’ remix treatment of Goya’s etchings, but nice. Enjoy.

Image credit: Richard Saja

Image credit: Richard Saja

Image credit: Richard Saja

Image credit: Richard Saja

Image credit: Richard Saja

Image credit: Richard Saja

Image credit: Richard Saja

Image credit: Richard Saja

Image credit: Richard Saja

Image credit: Richard Saja

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