Nope, you’re not seeing things. Those are real laser beams coming out of people’s eyes! Well, that’s what Mana Marimoto does in her hand-stitched works of art. See more of her embroidery art after the break.
Vintage photos of early Japan, pop culture icons or even famous landmarks, you name it. Mana Marimoto can sew geometric lines and laser beams that pop with color on them. The Tokyo-based artist Googles images and works on them as if they’re cross stitch fabrics.
Her designs range from straight out laser beams shooting out of people’s eyes to whimsical lines and curves and words. Marimoto’s embroidered images look like they’re collages pieced together with needle and thread. She tells Artchipel that she prefers the black and white images since the colors pop out more. We can’t argue with that, her embroidery work on vintage images of early Japan give out a quirky and creative look into otherwise plain-looking historical images.
Her hand-stitched images are fun to look at. They’re kind of soothing for the eyes, too. Marimoto also says that apart from creating art, her hand-stitched works are like therapy for her. She uploads her works to her Tumblr regularly so be sure to check it out if you’re looking for inspirations for that cross stitch project you’ve been working on.