Adding color into black and white portraits without digital aid is not an easy task. Couple that with embroidery and you’ve got an amazing series by Danielle Clough.
The Cape Town-based artist creates embroidered portraits extracted from black and white photographs of friends and family. The works are part of Clough’s upcoming book “Queer Africa II,” which explores love in the African continent. Editors of the book, Makhosazana Xaba and Karen Martin, were amazed by Clough’s works because of her use of layered yarn to tell personal narratives. This, Zaba explains, “adds meaning and speaks to the zigzagging nature of our lives.” Check out some images of her works below and find more on her Instagram and blog.