Framed Size 23"x17"
This is another example of an amazing box from Valentino. This is from their Animalia series which features both realistic and imaginary animals all congregating on a stark black background. The box was very artfully created, event before I decided what to stitch on it. I decided to sketch thread on top of all of the animals on the box and then develop the concept further once that was done. I added over 20 colors of thread and over 90,000 stitches to the animals on the box. Once the box was finished I decided to add a few 3D embroidered pieces to the top. I stitched a butterfly in flight, a perched dragonfly and a hummingbird in flight to add to the box. The designs were all stitched in complimentary colors and created specifically for this piece.